Edmunds editors take a detailed look at the C7.
From Edmunds.com, July 24, 2013
By Dan Edmunds, director of vehicle testing
The introduction of any new generation of the Chevrolet Corvette is big news. But the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with the Z51 package officially has my full attention.
Senior Editor Josh Jacquot and I were invited to drive early production samples at a sneak peek event at GM's Milford proving grounds, where we were turned loose to flog them on an autocross course set up on the PG's massive Black Lake. Later we pounded around the tricky "Lutzring" handling course as fast as we dared. Through it all the new C7 was disarmingly quick. The speed came easily, and neither of us ever got the sense of being on the razor's edge.
You should see the numbers. GM also allowed us to bring our Vbox along and conduct our usual battery of tests while they watched confidently from 500 yards away. They were fine as long as we didn't point our cameras at any diaper-clad prototypes we happened to see ....