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That is how the New York Times summarizes its enthusiastic review of the 2014 Corvette, saying it is "just a world class performer, no disclaimer necessary".

I love this particular paragraph from their review today:

"If Porsche made such a car, it would cost $125,000. If its fenders wore Ferrari badges, it would cost $200,000. But we’re talking about a Chevy with a starting price of $51,995. And this fact blows our minds just a little bit less because the car is a Corvette.

Imagine, if you will, that an unnamed manufacturer just released an all-new sports car. It rockets from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds, pulls more than one lateral g on the skid pad and has a carbon-fiber hood and roof. The interior includes dual high-resolution screens, top-quality materials and the option of racing seats. The manual transmission, with 7 forward speeds, will execute rev-matched downshifts, and it’s mounted at the rear of the car for optimal weight distribution.

Other serious performance hardware include a dry-sump oiling system (which keeps the engine lubricated during neck-straining cornering maneuvers), an electronically controlled differential and magnetic ride-control suspension. All of this is concealed beneath bodywork that’s thoroughly dripping in exotic, low-slung menace. "

And their wonderful conclusion, worth re-stating, "The Corvette Stingray is just a world-class sports car, no disclaimer necessary."

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Ya exactly. If an unnamed manufacturer made it, people would immediately pay 100k or more! So well put, yet so obvious
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