2014 BMW 320i; 2015 Chevy Spark EV (wife's car)
Motor Trend said:In a testing session shared with a nearly half-million-dollar McLaren 765LT Spider, the Corvette Z06 set our all-time figure-eight lap record—scooting the 500 feet between two 200-foot skidpad circles quicker than any vehicle we've tested—only to see its fresh record broken by a fraction of a second by that same McLaren. At 2.8 seconds to 60 mph, the Corvette Z06 was quickest in this year's PVOTY field, while its 1.16 g lateral grip and 95-foot stop from 60 mph were second-best. The Chevy is no underdog—it's in benchmark territory for ultimate production car performance. That is but one big reason it is our 2023 Performance Vehicle of the Year.
Last year, the Porsche 911 GT3 took home our Performance Vehicle of the Year award after putting on a master class in that sort of gotta-have-it magic. How fitting that the Corvette, the 911's longtime nemesis, should break through and take over the award by leveraging the same strength.