Go ahead and chalk up another win for the C7 Corvette. This time the victim is the 2015 BMW M4.
How do you top buying your girlfriend a 2014 Corvette Stingray? Add more power of course. That’s exactly what a guy from Texas did for his girlfriend, Pattie, after surprising her last year with a C7 for her birthday.
The 2014 Corvette is revving up to add a major contribution to modern technology. Later this month, the C7 will take on the role of a semi-autonomous vehicle when former racecar driver, Sam Schmidt, a quadriplegic, takes the helm at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to test technology aimed at assisting people with disabilities.
You’ve got to wonder if even General Motors expected the new Corvette Stingray to be as big of a hit as it is now. Sure, they definitely knew they had something special when all the reviews started pouring in, but the C7 is turning out to be one of the biggest home runs any automaker has had over the past decade. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find any sane person disputing that … even among fans of rival brands.
Make no mistake about it, Corvette buyers still crave a lot of the hard-core traditional performance stuff that has always defined the sports car, even when opting for the new Corvette Stingray. Amid the growing trend among carmakers to do away with the traditional stick shift in sports cars, GM says 40 percent of new Stingray buyers are opting for the manual transmission.