Zora Arkus-Duntov - Mr. Corvette Drove a Porsche


When you hear the sound of a raspy flat six in a Porsche 911, it’s likely you don’t think of Zora Arkus-Duntov. After all, he’s Mr. Corvette. Most credit Zora for saving the Corvette after GM nearly killed it due to poor sales after the Ford Thunderbird debuted in 1955. He also took many risks to establish Corvette’s racing pedigree during a time when GM was officially not involved in motorsports.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2017/06/19/zora-arkus-duntov