The early reviews continue to glow about the new 2014 Corvette Stingray, and added to the list this week is an important one – Consumer Reports.
If you can live up to the standards set by this product-ranking giant, then you know you’re doing something right.
And Consumer Reports’ first time behind the wheel of a Stingray was favorable, according to a story just released on their website.
“The new Corvette has come a long way on all counts, with sophisticated styling, a driving experience that should satisfy many preferences, and a broad skill set that make this bold sports car as at home cruising the boulevard as it is taking on a race track,” the magazine gushes.
They found nothing they didn’t really like about the car, with the new engine and handling capabilities especially drawing praise. “No longer just a brute-force machine, the new Corvette has been reborn as a tight, high-tech sports car,” they said. “Performance can be civilized or wild depending on your mood. Acceleration is ferocious, handling is precise, and braking superb.”‘
They especially liked the forward thrust provided by the huge amounts of torque available, saying the C7 “shoots forward like a fighter jet catapulted off an aircraft carrier, with never-ending torque and a throaty bark from the four beautiful exhaust tips.”
The styling is “reminiscent of an exotic Italian super car,” Consumer Reports staffer said. “More crucially, the new Corvette is about much more than rapid transit. It’s a trimmer, sharper, altogether more sophisticated machine. Everywhere I went over the last weekend, this icon proved a magnet for approving gazes and cell-phone snapshots.”
And in case you’re wondering, Consumer Reports likes the new improved interior, saying it is a “major upgrade” over previous models “but it’s still not up to competing models.”
The magazine says it will be buying a Corvette to test the Stingray’s capabilities more in-depth in the coming weeks.