The 2014 Corvette Stingray continues to leave the competition in its rearview mirror, even in Canada.
After exhaustive testing by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, the Stingray emerged as the “Best new Sports / Performance” car in the annual Canadian Car of the Year awards – leading the runner-up by some eight points.
The Stingray beat out several impressive foreign competitors, including the new Porsche Cayman, BMW 4-Series Coupe, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes E 350 Coupe, and Jaguar F-Type V6.
You can see the actual scores at www.ajac.ca, where you’ll find out that the new Corvette walloped the competitors in categories like throttle response, steering, handling, and brake feel, braking, and Subjective Value, as voted by the panel of voting journalists. The Stingray also tied for best in transmission and drivetrain refinement scores and had the quickest passing maneuver time, going from 80 to 120 km/h in only 3.2 seconds.
Points for performance figures like these are weighted for consumer importance in the category, and factored into the overall score.
The voters – who included dozens of Canada’s top road-test experts – drove all the cars on the same day, on the same public roads, and on a handling evaluation course.
“We thank AJAC for bestowing this prestigious award on the Corvette Stingray, demonstrating that Chevrolet can compete with the very best in the world on and off the track in technology, design and performance,” said Rob Assimakopoulos, general director of marketing and communications for Chevrolet in Canada.
Earlier this week, the 2014 Corvette Stingray earned North American Car of the Year honors as voted on by a group of automotive journalists who are mostly based in the United States.
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