The Last Chevy Corvette? Time to Legalize Stoning False Prophets

By Joel Arellano | January 27, 2012
John Rosevear of The Motley Fool asks if the upcoming Chevrolet Corvette will be the last one produced by General Motors. The answer, of course, is "no," and we can move on to more probable predictions like the world ending this December. You don't believe us? Rosevear argues that the Corvette's dropping sales will have GM pulling the plug on future models. Or that the government's mandate that cars and certain light vehicles average over 54 mpg by 2025 will be the Corvette's death knell. Blah blah blah. Well, Mr. Rosevear, you're being a parrot, and you're just echoing what other, better doomsayers, have been saying for years. The Chevrolet Corvette has been around for over sixty years, and naysayers have been predicting its demise at each new model. Yet the Chevy Corvette keeps zipping along, changing with the automotive trends of the time (remember the swivel lights?) or changing the trends themselves; getting stronger, faster, and—yes—even more fuel efficient. The Chevrolet Corvette is not only the brand's "halo car" which brings consumers and fans into the showroom floor, but it's "America's Sports Car" and represents all that's quintessentially American within the auto industry: fast, powerful, and a swagger all its own. What do you think of the Corvette? Do you, honestly, think the recently spied C7 is the last generation? Let us know in the comments below. Source: Daily Finance