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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!

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Car and Driver Infographic Shows Maximum Operating Temperatures of the Corvette Z06

The 2015 Corvette Z06 is one hot car, and we’re not just talking about the way it looks and performs.

With its 6.2-liter supercharged V8, the Z06 systems produce heat, and a lot of it.

In fact, Car & Driver recently came up with an informative graphic that tells exactly how much heat the various parts of the Z06 makes when it’s being put through the paces on the track.

[VIDEO] Watch the Corvette Stingray Run at VIR for Car and Driver's Lightning Lap
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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.

Corvette Stingray Runs Car and Driver's Lightning Lap but the Camaro Z/28 Steals the Show

The latest Car and Driver issue with the rendering of the mid-engine 2017 Corvette ZORA on the cover also features the results from the magazine’s annual Lightning Lap competition where the latest stock/unmodified offerings from selected manufacturers are raced against the clock at Virginia International Raceway.

For the 7th Annual Lightning Lap, 25 cars were selected and grouped into classes based on selling price and this year’s competition features both the 2014 Corvette Stingray and the 2014 Camaro Z/28. Thanks to a post on the forums at VW Vortex, we have the results!

Car and Driver Dishes New Report on the Mid-Engine 2017 Corvette ZORA ZR1

Despite the world-class reviews of the C7’s Corvette Stingray and the coming main attraction, the 650 horsepower 2015 Corvette Z06, you would think we would be content to focus on the most advanced Corvettes ever produced. But as always, there are rumors afoot about a next generation Corvette and the main question on everybody’s minds is will Chevy finally bring a mid-engined Corvette to market.

Even though the C7 Corvette Z06 has yet to start production, it’s never too early to start speculating on the next generation Corvette, the C8. After last month’s rumors of a mid-engine super-Corvette dubbed either the Zora or ZR1 from Motor Trend, Car and Driver follows up with their preview of the next King of the Hill Corvette in their October 2014 issue.

Car and Driver Loves their Corvette Stingray Despite Engine Failure
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We’ve been following both Car and Driver and Edmunds.com as both sites have been keeping their readers regularly updated on the ins and outs of owning a 2014 Corvette Stingray.

Car and Driver recently came out with an update on their long-term test car – a 7-Speed Manual Z51 Coupe – and unfortunately they’ve encountered a few issues that hit at the reliability and everyday driveability of the new C7 Corvette.

Car and Driver Names 2014 Corvette Stingray to its 10Best List
Photo Credit: Roy Ritchie/Car and Driver

The 2014 Corvette Stingray continues to draw “oohs” and “aahs” from virtually everyone connected with the automotive industry.

Car and Driver magazine is the latest to honor Tadge Juechter and his amazing team’s creation by naming the new Corvette Stingray to its annual “10Best” list.

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What Makes the C7 Corvette Seats So Much Better Than Those in a C6?

One of the reasons why we’re seeing so many positive review of the C7 Corvette’s seats is because the C6 seats are pretty awful. Now, I’m not jumping on the “Dissing the C6 because of Crappy Seats” bandwagon, which I believe already left the station a few years back. No, our opinion of the C7s new seats comes after spending nearly four hours in the new Stingray at the Media ride-n-drive last month in Monterey.

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