Body-hugging Mako Shark seats feature 33 degrees of rake. Today it seems people are quick to apply the supercar moniker to a wide range of cars the Nissan GT-R and Corvette Z06 are not supercars folks. The Tesla S is a beast.
It really looks stunning from a few feet; up close, there are a few minor imperfections from age and use, but nothing overly significant. The beast presents itself clean and dry, with perfect chrome valve covers, air cleaner, and brake reservoir lid.
The styling was derived from the Corvair Monza GT and also the Corvette XP819, a rear-engined prototype that Shinoda had designed along with engineer Frank Winchell as a proof-of-concept vehicle. Returning home after an exhilarating adventure behind the wheel of this amazing one-off, we are thankful to have had the opportunity to travel back in time behind the wheel of the mighty Mako Shark.
Chevrolet's Corvette has been America's favorite sports car for almost 60 years. His entire career would be spent at GM. They have an air of mystery. He revved the engine in his bright red supercharged Pontiac and shot off as soon as the light turned. Larry Shinoda was an exceptionally gifted draughtsman.
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Peter Brock would move beyond the Corvette Stingray to work with Carroll Shelby then start his own racing program. The Mako Shark was built on a slightly modified production Corvette chassis and was fitted with cast magnesium wheels.
Today, both of these trailblazing cars are prominently displayed at the GM Heritage Museum. My first appreciation of cars came when my first boss took me for a drive in an old air-cooled Porsche 911 in Sydney. About the author. Your personal subscription automatically includes registration.
Incredibly, four years later, Chevrolet's design division matched the success of the first Shark by launching another dream car, the Mako Shark II, this one predicting the look of the next Sting Ray generation, the C3. Your subscription has expired. Majority of car's weatherstriping has been replaced.
Big mistake. You cannot go anywhere in the big, candy-colored Road Shark without capturing the undivided attention of every man, woman, and child you encounter. Click on the above image for an XXL-sized view a separate browser window will open Styled with great flair by Larry Shinoda, it was inspired by GM design department head Bill Mitchell's ocean-fishing adventures and thus acquired its moniker, Mako Shark. Cancel Renew.
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