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The Chevrolet Corvette is probably one of the greatest American cars of all time. It is the pride and enjoy of Chevy in the racing world, capable of taking on the likes of Porsche, Ferrari, and Aston Martin in the GT circuit. But at one point Chevrolet wanted to kill this Corvette Grand Sport and this is its story …
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  1. Donut Media

    Donut Media4 months ago

    Which Corvette is the best Corvette? 😎

  2. thijn bremer

    thijn bremer3 days ago


  3. CradeX

    CradeX5 days ago

    this corvette

  4. Komi Shouko

    Komi Shouko20 days ago


  5. Cuverd Pants6525

    Cuverd Pants652521 day ago

    2017 zo6

  6. Ziandre Richard

    Ziandre Richard27 days ago

    C6 Zo6

  7. Stas Glory

    Stas Glory13 hours ago

    Just admit it, Zora Arkus Duntov was Russian. Father of the Corvette was a Russian man.

  8. Munky N His DSLR

    Munky N His DSLR3 days ago

    America didn't make world's best cars was because they were made out of an organization and not enthusiasts. Not saying they're bad by any means but not the best. It's usually a small crazy manufacturer be it performance or luxury.

  9. CradeX

    CradeX5 days ago

    Lol the Lord of the Rings of the automotive industry. GM wants to destroy it, but Duntov loves it too much and greeds for it.

  10. Patrick Kennedy

    Patrick Kennedy6 days ago

    Anybody think that they should name the mid-engine C8 the "Zora"?

  11. Patrick Kennedy

    Patrick Kennedy6 days ago

    Corvette Grand Sport: *exists* GM Executives: "KILL IT! IT CANNOT EXIST! WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY!" Zora: "no, I don't think I will"

  12. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson9 days ago

    as a c2 corvette owner i freaked out watching this vid, thanks james you the best

  13. supra sonic

    supra sonic14 days ago

    " the flying d-"

  14. Eric Green

    Eric Green20 days ago

    Top 3 things in America Beer Racing Murica

  15. Joel Francisco

    Joel Francisco24 days ago

    Mildly disappointed you didnt mention anything about some "gas crisis" in this video lmao

  16. Maximilian Sitko

    Maximilian Sitko26 days ago

    Explain how 394 people dissliked this

  17. K. Wilson

    K. Wilson29 days ago

    Fantastic car! On a side note, this guy reminds me a lot of Danny McBride at around 12:32 into the video. Anyone else see that?

  18. Mr. Merica

    Mr. MericaMonth ago

    To bad GM got stepped on in those times do to being the best company in the USA

  19. Creeperboy and friends

    Creeperboy and friendsMonth ago

    I think I may have encountered one of these recently at a car show Along with the new C8 (;

  20. Roger Jacobs

    Roger JacobsMonth ago

    The 1955 Le Mans accident in this video. Was a Mercedes and also the reason why Mercedes pulled out of Motorsports for 35-40years I think

  21. Inosuke Hashibira

    Inosuke HashibiraMonth ago

    I need one lol

  22. Lance Rowley

    Lance RowleyMonth ago

    Really hate this format. Would've been much better as an Up To Speed

  23. 123bellacat

    123bellacatMonth ago

    What’s the song at 12:52


    DJKOOLKATMonth ago

    This is the best fucking lighting in the universe

  25. Mj Moore

    Mj MooreMonth ago

    Good content brought to you by a damn kyle....also your fat ass dont weigh 132lb....loser

  26. Sean Mhembere

    Sean MhembereMonth ago

    I love the way he giggles whenever he revs a nice car😂😂😂😂

  27. Dean Bracewell

    Dean BracewellMonth ago


  28. Pedja Tripkovic

    Pedja TripkovicMonth ago

    i see it and i want it

  29. Dean F

    Dean FMonth ago

    HOLD ON A SEC! I figured it out... James is Oliver Hardy's Grandson.

  30. Burrito Bowl01

    Burrito Bowl012 months ago

    Mark wylde had one of these. Well Peter Tesla had one but that's another story

  31. Connor Hall

    Connor Hall2 months ago

    I don’t think I can lie, that vette has the best sounding engine I think I’ve ever heard.

  32. CM Speedster

    CM Speedster2 months ago

    Your information is not accurate, the Superformance cars are replicas licensed through Duntov Motor Company to Superformance, only Duntov Motor Company holds the GM license and can and is licensed to build continuation cars and has built 13 with the VIN numbers continuing form #006 onwards. Cool video but fact checking is important.

  33. glenniz1

    glenniz12 months ago

    Just want to give a big shout out to Curiosity Stream, signed up last month, and the content is Awesome!!!! Thanks Donut Media!!!

  34. Spence Morrisette

    Spence Morrisette2 months ago

    Didnt your grandad rent a horse to John wilks booty...the guy who shot lincoln

  35. chuckomgyahoo

    chuckomgyahoo2 months ago

    That's metal af

  36. Marcos Escobar

    Marcos Escobar2 months ago

    2:18 didn't know final destination already happened in the 50s That's actually pretty scary😖

  37. fuk it

    fuk it2 months ago


  38. Biz Hacks

    Biz Hacks2 months ago

    I got a nerdy on this video.

  39. I Am Happy So Why Aren't you?.

    I Am Happy So Why Aren't you?.2 months ago

    I'm starting to realize that the creators of these mean machines knew what they had built, and at least a few of the cars that were just made to be crushed were saved/stashed in someone's garage quietly!. LOL And to those who saved such innovative monsters of the day are freakin heroes in my book!. Thanks for sharing as always Donut Media and for shining light on their stories while showing a good amount of appreciation for those classics and those Dr. Frankenstein's who had created such amazing machines it's the best history lesson ever!. 🙏🍻

  40. nedthegreat6

    nedthegreat62 months ago

    im not a big corvette fan but that is one sexy machine, its a near perfect design

  41. Therrydicule

    Therrydicule2 months ago

    It would not have been a bad thing if GM had been split...

  42. Brandon Howell

    Brandon Howell2 months ago

    They had one of these in fast five lmao

  43. Kevin Otero

    Kevin Otero2 months ago

    Soooooooo movie about how Zora kept modifying and racing the corvette without the support of Chevrolet and still won against Cobra 🐍 AND THE FERRARI GTO?

  44. Sidney Bailey

    Sidney Bailey2 months ago

    Cool car. Stupid video!

  45. Robert Rudolph

    Robert Rudolph2 months ago

    I'm not usually a "Joiner" but I Subscribed to your channel. Like the way you do the car thing. Much better presentation then Smeve or those other limp wristed wanna-Beeeees.

  46. The Soloosh

    The Soloosh2 months ago

    Good video but geez what a cornball.

  47. dan westerberg

    dan westerberg2 months ago

    too much talkin and not enough corvette..........lmao

  48. Richard Hopkins

    Richard Hopkins2 months ago

    138 pounds? What are you, like 5 feet tall?

  49. TRB 101

    TRB 1012 months ago

    2:20 theres a decapitated bodys all over there ..... Oof

  50. Isaiah TD

    Isaiah TD2 months ago

    7:05 Not being Offensive but how?

  51. osgeld

    osgeld2 months ago

    I like filling cavities

  52. derpboy YT

    derpboy YT2 months ago

    If you want a light car use preimpregnated carbon fiber

  53. Gary Alexander

    Gary Alexander2 months ago

    Best vette I have seen yet.

  54. Darrell Somers

    Darrell Somers2 months ago

    Never a secret to chevy guys ,don't forget the cheetah

  55. Brendan K687

    Brendan K6872 months ago

    I love the Steve miller band reference 😂

  56. Dillan Mecom

    Dillan Mecom2 months ago

    am i related to john mecom? hhmmmmm

  57. Nick Scaring

    Nick Scaring2 months ago

    Only 200 grand

  58. Prime Time Killer

    Prime Time Killer2 months ago

    The C2 corvette is one of the most beautiful cars ever built

  59. Fighter jet Pilot

    Fighter jet Pilot2 months ago


  60. Kj16V

    Kj16V2 months ago

    Carol, Grady, why did Americans have such dumbass names in those days?

  61. slide slippin

    slide slippin2 months ago

    Must find $200,000 ASAP!!!

  62. FUNZO1975

    FUNZO19753 months ago

    So they had Vel-cro in 1965?

  63. Aquiles Vailo

    Aquiles Vailo3 months ago

    My mom's neighbor has one (Lucky bastard) in the last 5 years I saw him driving it twice.

  64. Just a normal road man In the endz

    Just a normal road man In the endz3 months ago

    Looks like iv got a new dream car

  65. Charles Wagner

    Charles Wagner3 months ago

    Zora Duntov...hella Murican. Also, Daniel Craig just like Zora Duntov.