C1 Corvette

The first-generation Corvette's steering wheel wore some sweet metal spokes, and in this picture, some aftermarket padding and a few other modifications scattered about the interior.

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C2 Corvette

The second-generation Corvette's wheel took things down a simpler path, opting for a thin, round wheel with equally thin metal spokes coming from the hub. Teak was an option in 1965 and 1966, which is cool.

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C3 Corvette

Things start getting a little chunky in the Corvette's third generation. The stainless steel spokes are still around, but the steering wheel itself grew thick padding matched to the interior's color.

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C4 Corvette

You might not even notice that the fourth-generation Corvette has a steering wheel, because the digital dashboard behind it is so interesting. This two-spoke design wouldn't return until the eighth-generation was revealed in 2019.

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C5 Corvette

The fifth-generation Corvette's steering wheel was easily the frumpiest of the group, with its large airbag swelling the hub like a pimple that needs popping.

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C6 Corvette

The sixth-generation Corvette's steering wheel lost a spoke, but it gained steering wheel controls and a slimmer (or at least better integrated) airbag. It was also wrapped in leather.

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C7 Corvette

The outgoing Corvette's wheel took a radical departure from the C6, opting for a more contemporary design, more switches and available paddles on the back, changing gears on automatic cars and enabling rev-matching downshifts on manual variants.

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C8 Corvette

This is a preproduction steering wheel, so things might change a bit before production commences, but nevertheless, this is what the midengine Corvette will be working with.

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