The funny thing about this is that I never wanted a Corvette as a kid. The 70’s and 80’s versions were weak, and didn’t offer good handling. The interiors were also something to behold, and not in a good way. The C7 version of the Vette has got it right though. It is fast, quick (and yes those are two different things), and handles better than anything this side of a Cayman. It also makes a nice long-distance cruiser. I took mine on a 7,200 mile lap of the western states, and it was amazing. It carried a good bit of luggage, my golf clubs, and me (I am 6′ 3″ with long legs, so this is not an easy thing at times). I love being able to take the top off, and have an open-air experience when I feel like it too (all Corvettes come with a removable roof panel).
I am going to the “Tail of the Dragon” next week, and I expect it to perform just as well there as it has in every other chance it’s gotten with me. It is a wonderful toy (don’t expect a two-seater to get the family to soccer practice), and I love every minute behind the wheel. Oh, and I will get up to 30 mpg on highway runs, a nice little bonus when you burn premium fuel!
|EPA Classification||Two Seater|
|MPG/MPGe||22 Highway / 15 City|
|Engine||Gas V8 6.2L/376 cu in|
|Drive Train||Rear Wheel Drive|