I'm back from my drive of the all-new Corvette, and now comes the messy job of sorting out my feelings and impressions and filtering them down to a concise review. But I know a lot of you want to know what the new Corvette is like, and I don't want to keep you waiting.
So here's the nutshell version: It is very much improved, but it is still a Corvette.
Everything you could complain about in the C6 has been addressed. The interior is a revelation. That slight wishy-washiness in the base car's suspension and steering is gone. And the body no longer feels like it's made of cheap, hollow plastic.
Meanwhile, all the good stuff has been retained: The Corvette is still ridiculously fast, gloriously loud, and -- considering how much performance it delivers -- laughably cheap.
Is it the perfect sports car? No. It still has its foibles, and frankly, that's the hardest part of writing my full review: How hard do I ding it for its shortcomings? Can one expect perfection in a $52,000 car that anyone can drift like Tanner Faust? Or should Chevrolet have ignored the price point, ignored legions of past Corvette buyers, and made a $100,000 Ferrari competitor as their base car?
I'll look to you for that: What are you expecting from the new Corvette? Click the "comments" link to have your say, and look for my full review before too long. -- Aaron Gold
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