Doesn't surprise me at all, nothing comes close for the price. WAY TO GO GM!!!
I personally think that they were trying have their cake and eat it too. The Corvette Z06 was much too good for them to ignore in favor of their usual European default preferences but they couldn't bring themselves to admit that the car that, as Jeremy Clarkson put it " was built by two fat blokes from Kentucky" was actually better than their beloved eurometal....and for a fraction the of price. The 'Vette will run circles around all but their most super of supercars but they don't want to admit it so they call it a Muscle Car. I'll still congratulate GM and Chevrolet for the a..ah hem..."win" from our friends from across the pondCongratulations to GM for winning such an award from a european auto magazine.
I am somewhat irked that it won Muscle Car of the Year instead of Sports Car of the Year. It's nitpicking I know but the 'Vette, even in Z06/ZR1 trim, hasn't been a muscle car since the days of the C3.
I have it on the authority of an insider....you will!Awesome! Now GM needs to have the same focus on the Malibu as they did on the C7. GM seems to be doing great on low volume specialty cars - I want to see this greatness in the mainstream!!!!!
Indeed! If I remember correctly, Jeremy Clarkson has referred to an AMG Mercedes and a BMW M5 as muscle cars. I lol'd...I know Top Gear is British based but, really, since when has any Corvette been considered a muscle car!
I agree this is a cop out. They can still elevate Porsche and others as "sports cars" while calling Corvette a muscle car.Its not a 'Muscle car'. These topgear people have no idea what a Muslce car is. Here below are the two muscle cars of the Ever.