Who made the Mako Shark Corvette?

Who made the Mako Shark Corvette?

Larry Shinoda
The XP-755 concept car, also known as the Mako Shark, was designed by Larry Shinoda under the direction of General Motors Styling and Design head Bill Mitchell. With the 1963 Corvette C2 design locked down, in 1961 as a concept for future Chevrolet Corvette the groundwork for the XP-755 was laid down.

What size engine did 1961 Corvette have?

For Performance: Corvette Engines are 283-cubic-inch displacement valve-in-head V8’s with 3.88” bore and 3.0” stroke, precision balanced assembly.

How many 1961 Corvettes were manufactured?

10,939 Corvettes
Here’s another way to look at it: only 10,939 Corvettes were manufactured during 1961, and the price was a healthy $3,934.

How many Mako Shark Corvettes are there?

two models
The Mako Shark may be the most influential Corvette prototype ever produced. Only two models were ever made, one of which was a $3 million “pusher” that couldn’t move under its own power. In April of 1965, this awe-inspiring show car made its debut at the New York International Auto Show.

How fast is a 1961 Corvette?

1961 Chevrolet Corvette
60 mph 56.6
Top speed (6500) 128

Does a 1961 Corvette have a trunk?

See all 24 photos Of the four C1 Corvette configurations (1953-’55, 1956-’57, 1958-’60 and 1961-’62) the 1961-’62 models had the largest trunks. For the Route 66 TV series guys, Tod Stiles and Buz Murdock, 12 cubic-feet was plenty of storage space for two vagabond young men.

Is a 1961 Corvette a c1 or C2?

The Chevrolet Corvette (C1) is the first generation of the Corvette sports car produced by Chevrolet. It was introduced late in the 1953 model year, and produced through 1962….Engines.

Engine Year Power
283 cu in (4.6 L) Small-block FI V8 1957 283 hp (211 kW)
1958–1959 290 hp (220 kW)
1960–1961 315 hp (235 kW)

What engines were available in the 1961 Corvette?

Engine choices were basically carryovers. There were still five versions of Chevy’s renowned 283-cubic-inch small-block V-8: 230, 245, 270, 275, and 315 bhp, the last two being fuel injected. The three-speed manual remained the standard gearbox but was now offered with a wider choice of axle ratios.