The editors of Road and Track have been out testing a slew of new cars to see which will earn their coveted “Performance Car of the Year Award”. The 2020 Corvette Stingray is one of 11 new vehicles to make the cut and Corvette enthusiasts are excited to see how it does in its first driving competition.
Lucky for us, we can follow along with all the action via this “stories” post on Instagram.
The 11 contestants for the award gathered out in California this week for the collection of lap times and instrumented testing which occurred at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA. From there, they’ll head out on the public roads for a real-world analysis as the editors drive from northern California to Lake Tahoe to where the final PCOTY voting will occur.
We agree with other Corvette enthusiasts that this competition will probably come down to the Corvette, Lamborghini, Porsche, and the McLaren. However, we aren’t counting any of the other competitors out including the new Supra and the revised Nissan GT-R Nismo.
Some enthusiasts are looking at the Corvette Stingray being up-front in the above group photo as confirmation that the Stingray has already been declared the winner. We don’t think that the winner has been determined quite this early in the competition and that the move of the Stingray to the front of the group is to sell magazines or encourage clicks to the R&T website. After all, the Stingray is the hottest car of the year bar none!
The winner of Road and Track Performance Car of the Year will most likely be announced in the November issue.
Our friend and contributer Jeremy Welborn created this compilation video of the pics and videos of the 2020 Corvette Stingray as posted by Road and Track:
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