“A legit Porsche killer from Detroit”

CNN Money posted a review of the new C7 Corvette last week in which writer Peter Valdes-Dapena had this to say about the new “Vette:”

But it just hasn’t gotten the respect. It’s been seen as a much lesser alternative to a Porsche for those who just don’t have the money to pony up for those Porsche prices. Probably that’s because the Corvette costs so much less money, looks so much bigger and it carries its engine out front, like any regular car, not in back. Also, let’s face it, it’s a Chevy.

Now, with the 2014 Corvette Stingray, that disrespect just needs to stop. I had the chance to drive the new ‘Vette on roads and highways not far from San Francisco and, while today’s Corvette is not bad, this one’s better. It feels even quicker, more nimble, more intuitive and it’s lots more fun.

Visit the link for more photos and video from CNN Money’s C7 Corvette review.

The Detroit Free Press’ Mark Phelan writes here about the history of the Corvette from a car with “more ‘show’ than ‘go'” to a true performance vehicle.

Check out this story from Car and Driver’s blog with the history of the Corvette as a race car with some great photos of past racing Vettes.

As part of the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Chevrolet brought examples of all seven generations of the Corvette in running condition.

Vintage Corvette owners gathered in Laguna Seca this weekend at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion as Chevrolet showed off the new 2014 Corvette. Corvette owners lined their cars along paths through the “Corvette Corral” and paraded around the track.

 

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