Along with being named MotorTrend’s Car of the Year comes the bragging rights of being judged the most worthy new car by a panel of automotive industry experts.
Our friend Mike Furman of Criswell Chevrolet sent us this photo showing today’s Wall Street Journal as Chevrolet placed a full-page ad to let everyone know the good news!
The MotorTrend Car of the Year Award was presented to Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter and GM Global Design Chief Michael Simcoe at an event held Monday evening at MotorTrend’s headquarters in El Segundo, CA.
“It’s an honor for the Corvette team to receive this coveted award from MotorTrend against the best the industry has to offer,” said Juechter. “Our design and engineering teams spent several years sweating the details to deliver the first mid-engine Corvette. To have a third party validate our hard work makes it all worthwhile.”
“We have been looking forward to the arrival of the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette for so long, that you’d think there is no way it could live up to the weight of expectations, but the all-new C8 Corvette epitomizes what it means to be MotorTrend’s 2020 Car of the Year,” said MotorTrend Editor-in-Chief Edward Loh. “Corvette delivers stunning design and world-class performance, around an exotic mid-ship layout, yet it remains a truly livable grand touring sports car, all at an almost unbelievable price point. Our 2020 Car of the Year is the one that democratizes the supercar – the Chevrolet Corvette.”
In the official press release, Chevrolet says production will begin in February 2020 at Bowling Green Assembly.
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