|Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (C1) '54|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4|
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Standard|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Engine||Chevrolet "Blue Flame" straight-6|
|Max Power||149 BHP|
|Performance Points||358 PP|
|0-60 Mph||11.5 seconds|
|Weight||1,309 kilograms (2,890 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||8.73 kg (19.2 lb) per horsepower|
Four colors are available for this car:
- Polo White
- Sportsman Red
- Pennant Blue
"This is where it all started; the American sportscar, the Corvette."
In early 1953, there were no cars built in the United States that you could call a "true" sports car. The American sports car market then was dominated by European sports cars that were imported after World War II.
The sports car that GM released under their Chevrolet brand to change all this was the Corvette.
This first Corvette was born in 1953. Combining FRP panels with a steel backbone frame, it was very futuristic and advanced in style, and set its presence as an American made sports car. A 149 HP, 3.8-liter inline 6 was mounted in the 167.2 inch-long, 69.8 inch-wide body. The Corvettes made in this year were almost all hand-made, and only 300 were produced.
After seeing that these initial 300 cars sold out instantly, GM moved its factory from Michigan to St. Louis in the following year of 1954, and prepared for mass production. In this year they produced 12 times the number of cars from the previous year, at 3,640 cars.
The specs of the 1954 model are basically the same as the first year's, but midway through the model year they changed the cam profile, and the engine output was raised to 152 HP. The transmission offered was a 3-speed MT, and an optional 2-speed AT was available. In addition to the previous white body color, black, red and blue were added, greatly increasing the variety of choices available for the 1954 Corvette.
The first generation Corvettes built from 1953 to 1962 are called C1. The American sports car that would go on to sell over a million cars, began with this C1.
This car can only be obtained by winning the All-American Championship.
This car can be purchased for 100,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (C1) '54 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 71,876 Credits. It is a Level 0 car.
This car can be purchased for 100,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.
- Because of the car's price in GTPSP, it is possible to buy the car from the dealership and begin the game with no money.
- In Gran Turismo Sport, a photo of this car can be seen in Chevrolet's Museum in Brand Central. However, the car itself does not appear as a playable vehicle in said game.