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2014 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!
Yes, you read that correctly: the 2015 Corvette Z06 has clocked in at under 3 seconds in the 0-to-60 time test, making it the fastest car ever sold by GM. On top of that, the beloved sports car completed a quarter-mile sprint in just 10.95 seconds, topping out at a speed of 127 mph. For the safety-conscious among us, the car can also come to a stop from 60 mph in just 99.6 feet, which GM says is the best for any production car it has ever tested.
“The Corvette has long been known as America’s sports car,” said GM executive vice president Mark Reuss. “With the capability of the new Z06 rivaling the best performance cars in the world, we will also be America’s Supercar.”
The Corvette is powerful, fast car any day, and the Z06 is the high-performance model of the Corvette, meaning it’s the best of the best. The Z06 that put up these exhilarating numbers was a coupe equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission and the Z07 performance package, which nets the car add-ons such as Brembo carbon-ceramic brake rotors and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. Under the hood was a supercharged LT4 small-block V-8 engine that boasts an incredible 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. With that kind of power, it’s not hard to believe the 2015 Corvette can put up such big (well, little) numbers, but this year’s Corvette is also heavier than past models, making it all the more impressive.
The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette comes in several body styles, with the Z06 being the top of the line. Also available are the Stingray Coupe and Stingray Convertible, each of which comes in a myriad of trims so that speed enthusiasts may customize their Corvette to best suit their tastes and needs. A 6.2-liter V8 DI engine that generates 455 horsepower and produces 460 pound-feet of torque comes standard on all Stingray models.
The 2015 Corvette Z06 will be hitting dealerships in early 2015, but the Stingray models are on lots now. To get a taste of the power and speed offered by these one-of-a-kind cars, visit our Lakewood, NJ Chevrolet dealership and test-drive one today!