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2022 Stingray: C&D’s 10Best Award

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  • 2022 Stingray: C&D’s 10Best Award

    Congrats to the 2022 Stingray who was just named a Car and Driver’s 10Best.

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    Picture credit and thanks to Marc Urbano; Car and Driver

    Originally posted by C&D
    2022 Chevrolet Corvette: Car and Driver 10Best

    To the many plaudits this car has deservedly received, let us add another: it's a bargain.

    BY DAVE VANDERWERP
    NOV 17, 2021
    MARC URBANO: CAR AND DRIVER

    We love performance. But we also love saving money. That's why the Chevrolet Corvette's appeal, its superpower, and the quality that sets it apart from the hundreds of other cars, trucks, and SUVs on the market today that didn't get the votes, is one we hold dear: It's the best performance bargain. But should you be thinking that the Corvette is more about the deal than the business of going fast, it is flat-out quicker around a challenging track than anything else on the list, even the lighter and purer-driving Porsche Boxster and Cayman.

    The Corvette delivers a supercar experience at a sports-car $62,195 starting price. And that next-level vibe extends beyond its go-fast abilities and test numbers. This eighth-generation Corvette has a no-excuses interior in its upper trim levels, with a nearly Italian flair to its multitiered and multicolored leather trim. Chevrolet also now offers more customization options than before, in terms of interior, brake-caliper paint, and, yes, even seatbelt colors. You can even choose your own VIN or take delivery at the National Corvette Museum, adjacent to the assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The sea change in moving the engine behind the driver comes with some negatives, such as atrocious rear visibility and the lack of a manual transmission. But the mid-mounted engine hasn't harmed the Corvette's practicality; it retains a sizable rear trunk that will swallow a twosome's golf clubs.

    Once you plop into the Corvette's driver's seat—entry into its low cockpit is often more fall than fluid—its powers are now yours. A narrow driver's area and the tall wall of buttons bisecting the cabin keep things focused on the seat where the best stuff happens. The 490- or 495-hp 6.2-liter V-8, combined with the launch-control abilities of the dual-clutch automatic and the newfound traction from the mid-engine layout, enables blasts to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. Sharp steering makes it easy to slice and dice corners at up to its heady 1.03-g cornering capability. Don't worry about going fast, because repeated stops from triple-digit speeds take place without the slightest fluster. No matter whether you've selected the targa or the convertible, the roof comes off should your mood go from lap times to cruise time.

    It's not just the top that adapts to your mood. Whether you're using it for a dull commute or a weekend away and with or without the truly excellent optional adaptive dampers, the ride isolation and interior noise levels are almost mid-size-sedan pleasant.

    This year marks the Corvette's 23rd time on the 10Best list. This latest one—more than anything else on the list and more than any Corvette before it—makes good on the design's superhero looks.
    https://www.caranddriver.com/feature...olet-corvette/
    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    Originally posted by John View Post
    Congrats to the 2022 Stingray who was just named a Car and Driver’s 10Best.

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    Picture credit and thanks to Marc Urbano; Car and Driver



    https://www.caranddriver.com/feature...olet-corvette/
    John, Nicely written and because of the time of year it made me think what Cinderellas' pumpkin would look like! LOL Tomg

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