Awards & Accolades
The C7 faced some pretty tough competition in Road & Track’s first Performance Car of the Year contest.
But as is becoming the custom, the seventh generation sports car from Chevrolet pulled away from the pack that included cars like the Ferrari F12, Competition Pack BMW M6, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series, two Jaguar models, Nissan GT-R, and Ford Fiesta.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray continues to rake in the awards with the new C7 picking up two new honors from automotive publications in the Middle East. The new C7 has won the prestigious 2013 Sports Car of the Year from Sport Auto and Car Bazar and the Muscle Car of the Year from Car and Driver.
You either love it or hate it. That’s the consensus we’ve come to as there doesn’t seem to be much in-between when it comes to the Forgiato Widebody C7 Corvette Stingray shown at SEMA last week.
We admit that “Aston Martin Blue” exterior color is a little tough for us to go for too, but those curves are so cool! It’s a car that’s totally at home in the SEMA Dub Show and to see it live is to appreciate the look and the workmanship that went into the build. But I couldn’t imagine this as a daily driver.
Chalk up another victory for the 2014 Corvette Stingray: the 2014 Yahoo Autos Car of the Year.
While other awards may involve the technical aspects of the latest and greatest from Chevy, Yahoo Autos admits that “you’ll have to look elsewhere for physics-class style analytics and G-force inducing skid pad tests.”
A couple weekends ago at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Bob Bondurant was honored by Corvette for all his contributions to the brand which span more than 50 years! As part of the festivities, the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving was loaned a couple of 2014 Corvette Stingrays by Chevrolet and provided hot laps at Laguna Seca throughout the day.
It’s not often we toot our own horn around here, but we learned this week that our site was named one of the top 50 auto blogs in North America. Our actual rank in the Top 50 is #24 so basically we’re in the top 25 of all auto blogs in North America. That’s a great honor and we certainly wouldn’t be there without you, our loyal visitors.
Back in January at the North American International Auto Show, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was unveiled to much applause.
Well, the applause for the already highly praised seventh-generation Corvette might grow even louder at that show in January 2014.
That’s when the winners of the North American Car and Truck of the Year will be announced.
A living legend in the Corvette world will be honored this fall when he is inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame.
Ron Fellows and five other Canadians – the late Bob Armstrong, Jimmy Carr, Tom Walters, and Jon and Sharon Fletcher – will be inducted during a ceremony in Toronto on Sept. 28, 2013.