Reviews and Road Tests
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.
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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.
Every year Autocar Magazine gathers an eclectic collection of vehicles that are available in Britain and puts them through three days of testing on the road and on the track to determine Britain’s Best Driver’s Car. This year’s contest was based at the racetrack at Castle Combe, Chippenham, which, in addition to the track, was in easy reach of several ‘decent’ roads. In their words, ‘And by decent, we of course mean poorly surfaced and badly cambered as only the finest British roads can be.’
During the National Corvette Museum’s Grand Opening of the Motorsports Park over Labor Day weekend, this guy gets to do two hot laps with hall of fame driver Ron Fellows of Corvette Racing fame.
The hot laps were run on the East track and we get to see one of the highlights of the new course which is the 30-40 elevation foot drop into a left hand turn that has been nicknamed “The Sinkhole”.
During the Grand Opening weekend, it was announced that The Ron Fellows School of High Performance Driving will be offering select programs at the new Motorsports Park.
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The new Corvette Stingray has won over at last part of a tough audience.
The German-accented Sarah Sauer of The Fast Lane Daily submitted this video of her recent experiences with a 2015 Torch Red Stingray coupe on the roads of Germany.
“I have to tell ya,” she says. “I’m in love with the new Corvette.”
Corvette Blogger has been a regular visitor to Corvettes at Carlisle, but this off-beat look at the largest gathering of ‘Vettes in the entire world by Regular Car Reviews managed to give us a unique look at the goings-on there.
After wandering through the Carlisle Fairgrounds and showing some of the more than 5,000 Corvettes that became the latest to attend the big event, Regular Car Reviews begins to offer a philosophical look at the Corvette enthusiast’s world.
Here’s a short “Now & Then” documentary by Graeme Jenvey that’ll definitely put a smile on a Corvette enthusiast’s face.
In the six-and-a-half minute video, a long-time Corvette lover named Joe Gallo shares his thoughts about his 1965 Corvette Sting Ray, then contrasts it with a 2014 Stingray.