Roughly 30-some years ago, a top-level beancounter at Chevrolet realized they could build a big pile of Impalas for what it cost to build a single Corvette. He recommend the Corvette be discontinued. He now works at a fast food restaurant. Always sleek, always a 2-seater, always wildly impractical yet always uber-cool, the Corvette is the stuff of legends. America’s sportscar has come a long way from the first ‘Vette, powered by a 150 hp 6-cylinder engine linked to a 2-speed automatic transmission. Options back then? An AM radio and a heater. In 1963, the Corvette was redesigned into what many consider the best-looking car of all time. In 1965, Chevy introduced the Grand Sport edition; just 5 cars, all built specifically for racing. The Grand Sport Corvette is now street-legal, but barely, with a 400 hp engine linked to a 7-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic. It rolls off the showroom floor equally capable of setting record laps at Homestead or dropping off the kid (there’s only room for one) at soccer practice; Chevrolet.com.
Under the guidance of General Director & CEO Susan Danis, the Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has grown into the world-class powerhouse it is today — while reflecting the Miami community, both in its staff and what it puts on stage. At the forefront is the central notion that Opera is for everyone.
The Fuoripista combines sculptural and architectural beauty with remarkable functionality, allowing for training session that faithfully recreate a real road race while sitting on a work of art.