Reviews and Road Tests
It isn’t easy to impress the folks at Consumer Reports, but the 2015 Corvette Stingray 3LT just did it.
The Bowling Green-assembled Corvette earned a total of 92 points in Consumer Reports’ annual rating of vehicles, highest out of all American sports cars. Runner-up was the Chevrolet Camaro SS with 66 points.
Photo Credit: Car and Driver Magazine
Car & Driver magazine is, and has been for many years, one of the top car magazines, with a history of colorful characters (David E. Davis and Brock Yates spring to mind) and outrageous comparison articles (Pontiac GTO vs. Ferrari GTO and the GMC Syclone vs. Ferrari 348ts, to mention just two). They never seem to pass up a chance to tip over the sacred cows of the automotive world.
We weren’t too surprised then when we heard of their latest, and maybe the ultimate, comparison test — a stock 2014 Corvette Stingray vs. the arctic blast of old man winter. This was not just a run-of-the-mill cold start test. You see, C & D’s editorial headquarters are in beautiful downtown Ann Arbor, Mich. and last Friday Michigan was the coldest state in the country. Ann Arbor had an overnight low of -30°F, which was just shy of the -44°F low at the North Pole!
Last week we shared the trailer for the upcoming episode of Top Gear which features a Velocity Yellow C7 Corvette Stingray. If you want to wait for the episode to air tonight at 8:30 pm ET on BBC America, then feel free to move along. As the show already aired in the UK, there is a recording of the episode on YouTube showing Top Gear co-host Richard Hammond putting the Stingray through its paces and comparing the car to the Porsche Cayman GTS. But that’s not all that happens. The Stig gets his chance as well and we’ll have his course time after the jump.
That seems Jay Leno’s favorite word to describe how he feels about the 2015 Corvette Z06 as the popular comedian, retired Tonight Show host, and car fanatic gets to see, touch, and drive a pre-production model of the Chevy supercar in this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.
“Man, this thing is fast!” he says during his rip-roaring drive along a curvy, hilly California road with Chevy product specialist Shad Balch.
Jeremy Clarkson, one of the co-hosts of the BBC’s Top Gear auto show, has turned in his choice for the 2014 Car of the Year and it’s none other than the 2014 Corvette Stingray. We’ve come along way from the days when America’s Sports Car was nothing but a punching bag (or a literal target) for the British auto critic. The choice for the 2014 Car of the Year was announced in the magazine version of Top Gear in their annual awards issue which is out now.
Those crazy guys over at Motor Trend’s Roadkill have fulfilled one of their dreams now.
And it sure was a lot of fun in the process.
David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan, in their latest episode for MotorTrend.com, finished the hack job on a C4 Corvette they started four years ago, in the process seeing what it would do against a 2014 Lingenfelter Corvette Stingray.
The 2015 Corvette Z06 was introduced at the 2014 North American International Auto Show back in January which seems like a lifetime ago. But on Monday, a bevy of auto magazines finally released their long anticipated reviews of the most powerful and track capable Corvette that Chevrolet has ever produced.
One of reviewers of the new 650 horsepower super car was Motor Trend’s Carlos Lago who filmed the experience for MT’s Ignition webcast which appears on their YouTube channel.
Photo Credit: Car and Driver
We told you a few weeks ago about the 2014 Corvette Stingray’s performance in Car and Driver’s 2014 Lightning Lap competition.
But now you can actually see a video that offers a sweet look at what it’s like to ride in the passenger seat of the hot new Stingray.
Simply put, the sound of the Corvette’s 6.2-liter V8 is music to our ears as it runs against the clock at Virginia International Raceway.