The Chevrolet Corvette is a luxury sports car produced since 1953 in eight generations (C1-C8). The Corvette is known for its performance, style, lightweight fiberglass or composite body and competitive price. Sold as a 2-door coupe and convertible.

The Chevrolet Corvette C3 was produced from 1968 to 1982 in the USA. The engine and chassis components were mostly carried over from the previous generation C2, but the body and interior were new. The original 5.4-litre engine was replaced by a 5.7-litre, but the power output remained the same and to 300 hp (224 kW). Also available from 1969 was the all-aluminium ZL1 engine, which was quoted at 430 hp (321 kW), but was said to be rated at 560 hp (418 kW).