For years now, we’ve worried about the next generation Corvette.
The Car Connection says, enough already.
Just be happy, they argue, about the current seventh-generation Corvette, which The Car Connection just named one of the nine best-performing cars on the planet for 2019.
And not just the 755-horsepower ZR1 version, either.
“Our testers nearly universally agreed that there’s not a bad choice to make throughout the Corvette lineup – base to ZR1,” Managing Editor Aaron Cole praised, “and every configuration along the way challenges cars that can cost three times more than the iconic Chevy.”
The Car Connection loaded down the Corvette roster with lauds like:
“A classic Grand Sport that makes 460 hp from its sonorous V-8 and shifts through an expert 7-speed manual should be on any shopper’s short list.”
“How about the ZR1 that makes 755 hp from a supercharged V-8 and shifts through the same 7-speed?”
“We can’t forget the Z06 or the Z51 … there’s not a bad pick, is what we’re saying.” Of course, everyone knows that the eighth generation Corvette will be revealed 7-18-19, but The Car Connection admits they can’t fathom to what levels the mid-engine version will take performance, saying “the current ‘Vette’s ceiling is too high for us mortals.”
But for now, says The Car Connection of the C7, “we say its performance is perfect.”
The Corvette joined two members of the Cadillac lineup – the ATS-V and CTS-V – on the impressive list of top cars that also included the Acura NSX, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, BMW M5, Porsche 718, Porsche 911, and Nissan GT-R.
By the way, nearly 300 cars were considered by The Car Connection, and the Corvette was one of just nine that were judged “perfect performers by our gumption.”
To get a perfect score, power, speed, and handling were keys, but each performer had to do something deemed excellent by The Car Connection.
“It’s not excellent enough to have scads of horsepower – it also needs to stay on the road with sharp steering, planted feet, and keep its shiny side up,” the website offered.
Was the Corvette the best of the nine?
Not sure, says The Car Connection, which concluded: “For each, we could debate all day which one is best, better, or betterest – and in some cases we did.”
After “all the cursing, spitting, and name-calling” were done, at least we know the Corvette emerged in good … very good … excellent … even perfect company.
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