It was the 19th Annual All Corvette Show, but let’s be honest. The Best in Show trophy was already decided long before the event started.
The highly anticipated unveiling of the new C7 Corvette Stingray took place in Mystic Lake’s Ball Room. Even more exciting was the fact that Tom Peters, the C7’s Chief Designer, was on hand to take questions and pose for pictures. A good PR move for Chevrolet, it stirred a frenzy, as inspired fans swarmed the car. Lines formed and cameras flashed non-stop. Still, with so many desperate to get a glimpse and grab some seat time, it was difficult to get a complete view of the whole car.
Admit it, though, the C7 Stingray is impressive. Now, if only we could get the keys and have at it. Then we could prove how impressive it really is.
The interior is a departure from traditional Corvette lore, a good thing. Higher quality materials with seats that are actually supportive make the cockpit feel more sophisticated.
The design is decidedly international, a reflection of GM’s unequivocal no-limits policy to engineering, especially with its flagship vehicle.
For an exclusive first-look at the C7, up close and personal, view the slideshow.
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