Camaro, Corvette

Chevy Corvette and Camaro Ranked Among the Best American-Made Vehicles

The Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro are two of the most iconic cars on the market, and they’re both American-made vehicles. That’s why U.S. News & World Report recently named these two sports cars to the list of “The 19 Best Cars Made in America.”

Camaro

U.S. News gave the 2021 Camaro an overall score of 8.2 points out of 10. General Motors manufactures both the coupe and convertible versions of this model in Lansing, Michigan. You can choose from some impressive engine options for the Camaro, including the exhilarating 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 DI engine that delivers 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. The car also offers six-speed manual, eight-speed automatic, and 10-speed automatic transmissions for smooth rides.

Corvette

The 2021 Corvette earned an impressive overall score of 9.1 points. A GM Bowling Green, Kentucky, plant solely builds this mid-engine sports car. Each trim of the Corvette comes with the 6.2-liter V8 DI engine, which reaches up to 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. According to U.S. News, the new mid-engine design makes for easy and confident handling on each drive. These features also helped the car earn the top spot in the publication’s luxury sports car ranking.

To get behind the wheel of one of these legendary American-made vehicles, schedule a test drive at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland.

Chevrolet, Corvette

First-Ever Mid-Engine Corvette Sells for $3 Million at Auction

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Portland, ME

When Chevrolet announced that the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette would be the first to feature a mid-engine configuration, sports car enthusiasts around the world were chomping at the bit to get behind the wheel of the street-ready supercar. In January 2020, Chevrolet auctioned off the first-ever mid-engine Corvette to leave the assembly line, and the results were impressive.

At the auction, NASCAR legend Rick Hendrick was the man lucky enough to take home the first 2020 Corvette. Hendrick, an avid car collector, secured the impressive piece of automotive history with a winning bid of $3 million. Even though the auctioned Corvette is a luxurious, fully-loaded 3LT model that includes leather interior and a removable top, that $3 million price tag is approximately 78 times more expensive than what you would pay to buy a mid-engine Corvette at Quirk Chevy.

Like Chevrolet, many automakers auction off the very first production model of a beloved nameplate’s new generation in support of a charitable organization. The beneficiary of the 2020 Corvette’s sale is the Detroit Children’s Fund, an organization close to GM headquarters that works to improve local schools by supporting teachers and providing educational resources. A $3 million donation has the potential to change the lives of countless area children.

The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will be available for purchase soon. Reach out to a specialist at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland today to pre-order your very own piece of history.

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