C7 Engine Blows in the Car and Driver Long-Term Test Car
The damaged engine didn’t taint Car and Driver’s feeling for the Corvette. As highlighted in their headline , “Our Corvette blew an engine, but we still love it.”
Ordinary fixed-roof coupes were born before the benefits of the LS6’s power boost that made the C5 Z06 legendary; however, this fixed-roofer is a legend in its own right.
Some may see this as a C6 Corvette carving it up on the track. We see it as a ‘Vette circumnavigating Saturn.
Take a look at this Torch Red Z51 Corvette Stingray, and you’re basically looking at the car that represents the C7’s first model year; hence my coronation of it as “Corvette of the Year”.
This 1957 Corvette with Ramjet airbox fuel injection represents one of the high water marks for C1 performance.