The 2014 Corvette Stingray and the 2015 Corvette Z06 have won plenty of awards over the past few months.
The Z06 added to that stack of trophies this week by being judged the “Sexiest Vehicle” in the Detroit News’ Readers’ Choice awards for the 2015 North American International Auto Show.
No surprise there.
The Z06 earned the nod from the 100 Detroit News readers who were chosen to serve as judges out of more than 1,000 who applied for the job.
The judges checked out all the cars on the show floor for two hours before naming the winners, which were honored during the Detroit Economic Club’s annual luncheon Tuesday with the Big Four: Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.
“This is the 12th year of The Detroit News Readers’ Choice Award, the only award decided by the people who will actually be buying and driving the vehicles on display,” auto critic Henry Payne told the crowd at the luncheon at Cobo Center. “Our Detroit News readers certainly felt the love when we asked 100 of them to tour the show last week and select their favorites.”
Another Chevy, the 2016 Volt, earned “Most Earth Friendly” honors with its second-generation improvements including a more efficient 1.5-liter four-cylinder generator, lighter weight, and increased 50-mile electric range.
Other winners were:
- Best of Show – Ford GT
- Best Future Fantasy – Mercedes F015
- Best Family Hauler – Chrysler Town & Country
- Best Curves – Ford GT
- Most Innovative – Ford F-150
- Best Value – Dodge Dart
- Most Luxurious – Bentley Mulsanne
- Most Awesome Off-Road – Ford F-150 SVT Raptor.
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