Chevrolet's flagship sports car has already won the Golden Calipers trophy twice, and the 2014 Corvette Stingray enters the competition hoping to win it again. The new Stingray is a complete package, offering world-class performance, impressive technology, and, finally, a high-quality interior.
Inside and out, the new Corvette is a showcase of improvements over its predecessor. A new aluminum frame is both stronger and lighter and the new 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 delivers on Chevrolet's promise that the new small block engine would be powerful and relatively efficient. The C7 is packed with technology, including selectable drive modes, an electronic limited-slip differential, available magnetic dampers, and a multi-themed digital instrument panel.
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While the interior is universally praised, the C7's exterior is polarizing. The new coupe is an evolutionary change from its predecessor, but a few creases are styling details are too fussy and detract from its attractive stance and proportions. Still, the car's relatively low price makes the C7 makes it one of the most desirable (and attainable) sports cars in the world. Does Chevrolet's new two-door have what it takes to win Car of the Year honors for a third time?