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2014 Corvette Stingray

I saw this article on the MSN website this morning.

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...rss25#comments

Chevy has done something pretty impressive at a $50K (US) price point. Even the car they ran round the track for testing was only $57K with the Z51 performance package. On a value basis this looks to be the best Vette ever. And I do like the new look even though the rear did take some time to warm up to. They have even managed to retain decent EPA fuel economy numbers.

Still not sure I'd want another one though. While 3.8 seconds 0-60 is great for bragging rights, I'm not sure the difference of a 1/2 second with my SLK55 @4.3 0-60 would be noticeable in daily driving on public roads. Attainable sports cars are getting into stupid territory relative to public roads IMHO. There should be mandatory skills testing for buyers.

And roadsters like the SLK and S2000 fit me like a glove. I just feel comfortable in them as far as being able to judge the corners of the car. Vettes have always made me feel like I was slumped down in a bathtub with that huge hood sloping away to "who knows where". You get used to the car after a while but I've never been comfortable with the driving position. I'll definitely give the 2014 a drive though. Maybe they have fixed this one major quibble of mine.

Still, niggling aside Chevy has made a very impressive sports car at a not very ridiculous price. It's getting harder to justify the existence of the Grand Sport, Z06, and ZR1.
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The numbers are quite impressive, it's faster than a Lamborgini and Porsche GT3RS at VIR. Like the previous generations, they will sell like hotcakes. I thought about getting a C6 Z06 but just couldn't get over the plastic and cheap looking interiors. They seem to fix that with the new model. Now it's time to grow a mullet before I get one.

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