Road and Track picks the Corvette C7 Z51 as Performance car of the year!

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    Road and Track picks the Corvette C7 Z51 as Performance car of the year!

    ROAD & TRACK NAMES THE BEST CARS OF 2013

    PERFORMANCE CAR OF THE YEAR AWARD GOES TO THE CHEVROLET CORVETTE

    NEW YORK, NY (November 14, 2013) – Road & Track today announced its first-ever "Best Cars" list, distinguishing the best new automobiles and trucks of the year. The honorees will be recognized in the December 2013/January 2014 issue, on newsstands November 19. Among the winners, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette has been named Road & Track's Performance Car of the Year.

    To select the Corvette, the editors tested 13 of the world's hottest sports cars on challenging mountain roads and on The Motown Mile, Road & Track's private circuit. A knockout formula whittled the field down to six from which one winner prevailed.

    "We selected the Corvette because it represents an incredible achievement: Not only is it wickedly fast, it's now also a delight to drive on the challenging, twisty roads that used to be the car's nemesis," said Larry Webster, editor-in-chief of Road & Track. "Plus, it's a real bargain and looks fantastic."

    In addition to the Corvette, eight other vehicles were selected as "Best Cars" in the following categories:

    The Best Cars of 2013

    Best Luxury Sedan: 2014 Cadillac CTS – With its 420-hp twin-turbo V-6, locking rear diff (technology borrowed from the C7 Corvette), and magnetorheological shocks, the CTS Vsport is the surprise performer of the class.

    Best Family Sedan: 2014 Mazda 6 – This car is as close to perfect as you can get for the money. The steering and chassis make other sedans feel ordinary.

    Best SUV: 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport – A new lightweight aluminum structure dramatically increases efficiency. But mostly, the Sport is a little louder, a little more locked-down, a little more our speed.

    Best Pickup: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado – A better interior, infotainment that isn't ancient or tacked-on, and a fresh take on clean, no-nonsense styling. Plus, a comfortable ride that nearly rivals the best in class.

    Best Wagon: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Our pick is for the E-class, the only true wagon sold here that offers rear-facing third-row seats. And a 577-hp twin-turbo AMG V-8.

    Best Economy Car: 2014 Mazda 3 – The $17,740 3 is light-2800 pounds for the one you want, the 2.0-liter, manual version-and stiff in the chassis where it counts. You can drive it all day with a grin on your face. And you'll want to.

    Best Diesel: 2014 Audi A8 – The A8's TDI V-6 renders the old diesel tropes null and void. The only difference between a diesel A8 and a gasoline-fueled version, in practical terms, is what fuel goes in and what economy numbers come out.

    Best Electric: 2014 Fiat 500e – The people at Fiat's electric-vehicle division must like having big fun on the clock, because this thing will chirp its tires and lay elevens all day.

    Full coverage of the Best Cars of 2013 and Road & Track's Performance Car of the Year can be found in the December 2013/January 2014 issue, on newsstands now, and online at roadandtrack.com.

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    Re: Road and Track picks the Corvette C7 Z51 as Performance car of the year!

    This is one of those "no duh" moments...

    The 2014 Corvette Z51 is in a class by itself... The performance of the C7 is once again world class, as was the C6. But now Corvette has brought its "A" game with its interior, leaving nothing for its traditional detractors to whine about in endless blogs and auto rag articles... All brought to you at a very attractive price (relatively speaking of course).

    ... And let's not gloss over the Cadillac CTS' "win"...

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    Re: Road and Track picks the Corvette C7 Z51 as Performance car of the year!

    Quote Originally Posted by Quixote88 View Post
    This is one of those "no duh" moments...

    The 2014 Corvette Z51 is in a class by itself... The performance of the C7 is once again world class, as was the C6. But now Corvette has brought its "A" game with its interior, leaving nothing for its traditional detractors to whine about in endless blogs and auto rag articles... All brought to you at a very attractive price (relatively speaking of course).

    ... And let's not gloss over the Cadillac CTS' "win"...





    Hey, let's not gloss over this one either

    Best Pickup: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado – A better interior, infotainment that isn't ancient or tacked-on, and a fresh take on clean, no-nonsense styling. Plus, a comfortable ride that nearly rivals the best in class.

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    Re: Road and Track picks the Corvette C7 Z51 as Performance car of the year!

    Always cool to see the list of winners from gm this year.

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    Re: Road and Track picks the Corvette C7 Z51 as Performance car of the year!

    Awesome! Look what GM can do when it tries!!!!!

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    Re: Road and Track picks the Corvette C7 Z51 as Performance car of the year!

    do my eyes deceive me? the thanks button is back!

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    Re: Road and Track picks the Corvette C7 Z51 as Performance car of the year!

    No surprises here, the C7 is world class! ^^^ thanks button!!!!

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    Re: Road and Track picks the Corvette C7 Z51 as Performance car of the year!

    OMG I was leaving work today and wondered why the hell people were driving so slow. Well it was a C7 in dark green with peanut butter leather. Oh my heart stopped it was so stunning on the road. Everyone was just taking their turn gawking at it as they passed.

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