Studs and Duds: 2013 North American International Auto Show
Stud: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette
This was a no-brainer. The seventh-generation of Chevrolet’s sports car is an out-of-the-park hit. The aggressive good looks maintain the long hood and swelling fenders that are a Corvette hallmark, but with new detailing all around that make this car stand out from the crowd. The return of the Stingray is a nod to nostalgia, too. But look at the specs: 450 horsepower, a seriously upgraded interior, an all-aluminum structure, huge brakes, racecar-inspired aerodynamics…and all that on the base model. Prices haven’t been announced; we’re expecting somewhere in the $60,000 range. The best news though is that the Corvette’s interior finally justifies that kind of price tag. A no-excuses Corvette? At last, it looks like it might be here.