The 2014 Corvette Stingray has already taken home so many awards since its introduction in 2013 that we’ve lost count.
But the Stingray is up for one more award still to be decided that might just be the most prestigious of all: 2014 World Performance Car of the Year.
We’ve just learned that the seventh-generation Corvette has been named to the shortlist of nominees for that award at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. In fact, the Stingray emerged as one of the top three vote-getters out of the list of the top 11 cars (usually 10 but there was a tie).
It’ll be an impressive win for Corvette and Chevy if the Stingray manages to beat out the other two formidable finalists – the Ferrari 458 Speciale and the Porsche 911 GT3.
Chevrolet’s mind trust of Tadge Juechter and crew has made no secret that it targeted Porsche when they were working on the latest iteration of the Corvette. Let’s hope the panel of 69 jurors from 22 countries falls in love with the Stingray the way American buyers have.
By the way, others in the Top Eleven were Alfa Romeo 4C, Audi RS 6 Avant, BMW M6 Gran Coupe, Ford Fiesta ST, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster, Mercedes-Benx A/CLA45 AMG, Porsche 911 Turbo, and Volkswagen Golf GTI.
It was a good year for General Motors, and specifically, Cadillac. The Escalade and ELR made it to the Top Ten list in the World Luxury Car of the Year category, as did the CTS in the overall World Car of the Year division. But alas, all three models failed to make the final cut to the top three.
We’ll find out if the Corvette is able to sting the Ferrari and the Porsche when the winners are announced at the New York Auto Show on April 17.
All eyes now on the New York Show, where the winners will be announced on April 17, 2014.