The corvette is and has always been a car with a potent formula. For decades car enthusiasts and journalists have baffled over how a car could be so good and so reasonably priced. So good, in fact, GM tried many times to push the Corvette magic into many different sizes and shapes. They even considered a whole line of Corvettes:

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That's right, they even tried to make the Nomad happen, which was a Corvette-based wagon.

A few years later in 1956 they concepted the Corvette Impala. I give GM no props, 12 demerits, and a long, shaming stare for not producing this:

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And then in 1958, perhaps defeated and depressed about not making the Corvette Impala, they went of the deep end and made:

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It took them until the mid-60's to refine this concept into the Mako II, which set the tone for Corvettes until the 80's:

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Despite having the Mako design figured out GM made several more leaps in design in the 60's, 70's and 80's. So many mid-engined teasers!!!

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The 90's weren't bad either:

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For even more photography and more information than you even want about the history of Corvette concepts, check out the original article.

What's your favorite concept/prototype/production Corvette? Bonus points: rank the top 5.

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Edit: this isn't a concept or anything, but it's just pure fap (except the interior):