OPTIMA Presents Corvette of the Week: New-Car Smell Intact
In the pantheon of astonishing ingredients in the human experience, for me, the new-car smell is a top-ranking player … right up there with a mother’s love and the sensations involved with popping bubble wrap.
Even though my first brand-new car was white, I’ve never been a fan of cars in that color. White paint screams “boring” to me. That’s not the case with the C7 Corvette — especially the Z06.
If you’re a die-hard Corvette fan interested in a serious matchup against the Nissan GT-R, you might find this more annoying than anything.
If the first-generation (E85) BMW Z4 had “flame surfacing”, the C7 Corvette has “blade surfacing”, and that is delightfully apparent when the Corvette’s exterior is slathered in Blade Silver Metallic.
Yesterday we asked you what you think is the best-looking Corvette generation. I voted for the C3, which came in second place. I think later-model C3s hurt that generation in the rankings.