2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray2014 was, to put it mildly, a good year for the Chevrolet Corvette. Back in August, we told you how those who buy a Corvette were more satisfied with their purchase than buyers of any other vehicle, and in October we were stunned when the 2015 Corvette Z06 went from 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds, the best time for any production car Chevy has ever tested. Overall, Corvette sales in 2014 skyrocketed an incredible 114%, with more than 31,000 vehicles sold. It’s only fitting, then, that to cap of such a big year and ring in the next, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was named Business Insider’s Car of the Year.

This is the first time Business Insider has given this award, and they wanted to make a big statement with their choice. “The bottom line is that we wanted our first-ever Car of the Year to be an amazing machine when it comes to the nuts-and-bolts part of the story,” wrote Matthew Debord and Benjamin Zhang in the announcement. “It had to look cool and be a blast to drive. And because Business Insider is, after all, a business publication, we decided that the COTY should be significant for the auto industry — it couldn’t be a niche product that appeals only to enthusiasts with millions to spend on exotic hypercars. ”

The Corvette Stingray met all those expectations and more. The publication praised the sports car’s stylish, sleek looks inside and out, its cutting-edge technology and, of course, its incredible engine options. Plus, the Corvette is a fraction of the price of similarly-equipped models. It’s the most affordable way to get the kind of power and head-turning good looks speed enthusiasts really want.

At the end of the day, though, what sealed the deal for the 2015 Corvette Stingray was that it is just plain fun to drive. “2014 was the year that the new Corvette Stingray topped everybody with the fun factor,” the Debord and Zhang note.

If you’re looking for a sports car that has it all, come down to our Chevrolet dealership in Lakewood, NJ, and test-drive this incredible piece of machinery for yourself!