Watch the new C7 Corvette Stingray on Top Gear, RIGHT NOW
If you paid any attention to the teasers and trailers that Top Gear has been putting out for this new season, this is the episode that you have been waiting for. The new C7 Corvette is getting the full Top Gear review treatment. This week’s episode airs for American viewers tonight on BBC America, but thanks to the power of the Internet, you can watch the British broadcast version right now on the YouTubes.
The Corvette has long been a favorite of the Top Gear team for its power and pricing, but always received bad marks for its build quality and interior. The new C7 is the nicest Corvette ever created, and it should shut those Brits’ traps. I am not going to spoil anything for you, but if there was ever a Corvette in the history of the world that could truly win in this battle, it would be the epic new C7.
The actual segment starts in the studio with a shiny C6 Corvette and a silver C3 Convertible next to the new C7, and from there Top Gear’s resident American, Richard Hammond, hits the track to compare Chevy’s new rocket to the new Porsche Cayman GTS. This battle could basically go either way.
Clarkson has been notorious in his hatred of the thin, flimsy body panels on the Corvette, but Hammond tends to give a bit more leeway when it comes to things like that, as he falls in love (as he should) with the noise and the fury of big American V8s.
That said, Hammond loves Porsches, and tends to think the Cayman is a great driver’s tool. If you want to know the conclusion of Hammond’s thoughts, as well as the C7 Corvette Stingray’s Power Lap time, you will need to cuddle up and press that fancy play button.
IF you want to help the BBC get some more money to keep making Top Gear, you can also watch it on BBC America. Of course, with the C7 in it, this one is good enough to watch twice.