Throughout its 60-year history, the Chevrolet Corvette has attracted a collection of enthusiasts as loyal as any in the auto industry
Often called “America’s Sports Car,” the Corvette is now in its seventh generation. It has undergone a lot of design challenges, but it’s still uniquely a Corvette and made like no other car via design, performance and ride.
The Corvette has also received a lot of awards through the years, including its most recent honor as Performance Car of the Year in the Road & Track inaugural “Best Cars” List.
The publication’s editors tested 13 of the industry’s best on mountain road and on the Motown mile, the publication’s private circuit.
“We selected the Corvette because it represents an incredible achievement: Not only is it wickedly fast, it’s now also a delight to drive on the challenging, twisty roads that used to be the car’s nemesis,” said Larry Webster, editor-in-chief of Road & Track. “Plus, it’s a real bargain and looks fantastic.”
The 2014 Corvette had some serious competition. Here’s the list of the cars competing in the best Performance Car category:
Audi R8 V10 Plus; BMW 435i; BMW M6 Competition Package; Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51; Ferrari F12 Berlinetta; Ford Fiesta ST; Jaguar F-Type V8 S; Jaguar XFR-S; Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model Wagon; Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series; Mini John Cooper Works GP; Nissan GT-R Track Edition; and Porsche Cayman S.
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