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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!
The Chevrolet Corvette is one of the most recognizable car model names out there, so it stands to reason that expectations would be pretty high for buyers of the vehicle. Add to that the undeniable passion that sports car enthusiasts have for the vehicles they love so much and one might think Corvette buyers were being set up for disappointment. After all, can something so high-profile really live up to all the hype? It turns out that, in the case of the Corvette, it certainly can!
The results of a new survey released by market-research firm AutoPacific found that buyers of the Chevy Corvette are more satisfied with their purchases than buyers of any other car or SUV. Purchasers were asked after their first 90 days of ownership to report on their feelings about 15 different areas of performance, including things like power, acceleration, and comfort. When the results came in, new Corvette owners were the ones with the fewest complaints about their new vehicle.
With so many features and so much power, it’s not hard to see why people are so happy with their Corvette. The completely-redesigned seventh-generation 2015 model ups the ante yet again. The 2015 Corvette Z06 will feature a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that will produce 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed manual transmission is standard, with the option of an eight-speed manual, and of course there is a convertible body style available.
The 2015 Corvette will arrive at dealerships later this year, and it looks to be very much worth the wait. In the meantime, stay tuned to our blog and be sure to visit our Lakewood, NJ Chevy dealership for all of your Chevrolet needs, including sales of 2014 Corvette cars and other model years. Test-drive this incredible car today, and see for yourself what’s making everyone so happy!