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Edmunds.com Editor Recounts Harrowing Tale of Driving a 2014 Corvette Stingray in a Blizzard


Last year Edmunds.com bought a 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51 Coupe to use as a long-term test vehicle and we’ve been following some of the car’s tests on their twitter feed. Recently, Edmunds staff drove the Corvette to Detroit for the North American International Auto Show and on the way encountered a huge snow storm in the Colorado mountains.

Edmunds Tests the C7 Corvette Stingray vs 2014 Ford Shelby GT500

Edmunds.com has tested the new 2014 Corvette Stingray against just about every car seemingly imaginable, including the 2014 Porsche Cayman S, 2013 BMW M3, 2014 Nissan GT-R, 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S, and 2013 SRT Viper.

Now along comes the 2014 Ford Shelby GT500.

Before the test, Edmunds wonders aloud if the Corvette can overcome the deficit of 202 horsepower and 166 lb-ft to Ford’s supercar. The quick answer is an overwhelming yes.

C6 Corvette Convertible Picked in Edmunds Best Used Cars for 2013
Photo Courtesy of CorvetteImages.com

Edmunds.com editors have compiled their list of Best Used Cars for 2013 and the Chevrolet C6 Corvette Convertible was selected as the winner in the two-seat sports car category. The editors used a variety of data to help narrow their choices including their own consumer ratings, crash test rankings, owners costs and availability.

Edmunds Track Tests the 2014 Corvette Stingray vs the 2013 Porsche 911

Chevrolet’s C7 development team made no secret all along of the car they were targeting with the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

In fact, the Porsche 911 was the only car that the engineering team bought as a benchmark for the Corvette.

After taking wins over the SRT Viper and the Nissan GT-R in head-to-head testing by Edmunds.com, the Stingray finally met its match in the 911, Edmunds ruled.

Edmunds Compares 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray Z51 vs. 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

Chalk up another victim for the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

Edmunds.com recently pitted Chevy’s latest generation of America’s Sports Car against the 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition.

Based on numbers alone, the Corvette shouldn’t have won this shootout of macho sports cars. For instance, the Stingray was giving up 85 horsepower to the GT-R, and the Nissan was priced nearly $50,000 higher than the Corvette.

Edmunds Track Tests the 2014 Corvette Stingray vs the 2013 SRT Viper
Photo Credit: Edmunds.com

We knew it was coming – this battle between the 2013 Viper and the long-awaited 2014 Corvette Stingray.

Edmunds.com quite simply labels it the “Best. War. Ever.” Few would argue.

And (spoiler alert) while Edmunds, in the end, gives the nod to the latest-generation Corvette, it admits that the Viper is a very, very special car, despite its shortcomings.

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