"We Critique Corvette With The Same Engineering Objectivity We'd Use To Evaluate A Military Aircraft"
Chevrolet’s assignment to the engineers entrusted with the evolution of the Corvette is two-fold: produce one of the finest all-around 2-seaters in the world. Make it more affordable than most.
“Finest all-around”? Does that then mean star ship styling, catapult quickness and the lateral acceleration of a stone at the end of a string? To a degree, yes. Because those are a few of the more obvious ways by which fine performance cars are judged. Still.
In the car business of the eighties and beyond, a high-performance car should also reflect sound reasoning.
A corvette is unique in the world of high-performance cars because it is also a Chevrolet. Corvettes will continue to exemplify the fundamental abilities of all Chevy’s—relative affordability, drivability, and the convenient availability of maintenance, parts and service.
For all those too-often overlooked attributes, however—the ones that makes a driver’s relationship with a car more enduring—be assured that Corvettes fulfill their primary mission very well.