The ink from Motor Trend’s announcement that the 2020 Stingray would be just the third Corvette in history to take home their coveted Golden Calipers as “Car of the Year” has barely dried but it is time for Chevrolet to break out the champagne and ski goggles for the second time this week because the all-new mid-engine Corvette’s greatness has struck again!
Car and Driver just named the ‘Vette to it’s most prestigious list of the year, the 10Best.
Since Car and Driver started doing the 10Best in 1983, America’s Sports Car has been a mainstay on the list. 2020 marks the 21st time that a Corvette has made the list which is third all-time behind cars from different segments of the automotive spectrum, the Honda Accord and the BMW 3 Series.
2020 makes it four years straight for a Corvette to be included on the list with the C7 Grand Sport being honored in each year of its production (the GS was also joined by its Supercharged Z06 sibling last year).
This year, the distinction was twice as hard to achieve as ever before. C&D decided to merge it’s two 10Best lists. Cars are now joined by trucks and SUVs for one comprehensive list of the best vehicles on the market; the ones they’d buy.
The Stingray is joined by the stalwart Accord (the 3 Series is notably absent as it has been since 2014), the Porsche 718 Boxter/Cayman (also celebrating their 21st nod), the Jeep Gladiator, Porsche’s Macan in both S and Turbo trims, the Mazda CX-5, Ram’s 1500, the Kia Telluride, the Golf GTI and Jetta GLI from VW, and, here to pick up the BMW flag is the new Toyota Supra.
The new Corvette’s critical success is made even more impressive as we are still several months away from seeing production C8s rolling out of the Bowling Green Assembly Plant. We sincerely hope that part of GM’s recent $439 million (plus an additional $290 million) expansion to the southern Kentucky plant was allocated for a sizable trophy case because the accolades just keep rolling in for Chevrolet’s radical new sports car!
Congratulations to everyone involved in turning this long-dreamt about machine into a reality!
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