The Chevrolet Corvette known colloquially as the Vette or Chevy Corvette is a sports car manufactured by Chevrolet. The car has been produced through seven generations. The first model a convertible was introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. Myron Scott is credited for naming the car after the type of small maneuverable warship called a corvette. Originally built in Flint Michigan and St.