Count Justin Bell of “The World’s Fastest Car Show” on EBAY Motors among the biggest fans of the new Corvette Stingray.
After taking a red 2014 model for “quite a few” laps around the famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca race track in California, Bell makes no bones about his opinion of the car.
“If I sound a bit overenthusiastic, I make no apologies because this truly is an outstanding performance car,” Bell says afterwards.
He is particularly impressed with the way Chevy has carried over the aerodynamic lessons learned on the race track to the production Stingray, especially the rear air diffusers that give the car good mid-corner and high-speed balance, “which you can feel,” he says.
Overall, while past Corvettes have been somewhat polarizing, if not iconic, according to Bell, he’s always felt the car was a great value proposition.
The C7 takes it to an entirely new level, though.
“For the money, I just don’t think you can beat” the 2014 Corvette, Bell says.
“Performance, looks, sexiness,” he says. “This is definitely a car that will be a hit.”
While the C7 wasn’t available for Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car contest this year, based on Bell’s opinion, the Stingray will give Porsche a definite run for its money next year on the same track where the Germans have won two years running.