Listen: Corvette Stingray Wins MotorTrend Car of the Year And It's Not Even Here Yet
"From wandering. I'm David Brown. And this is business wars daily happy weekend everyone. Are you traveling rolling over this long weekend. Will for those of you holiday road trippers. Just imagine how much better you're trek would be in a really cool car. Motor trend his name. The New Chevy Corvette you bet stingray as its car of the year. The eighth iteration of the corvette. C Eight represents a dramatic departure for the sixty-six-year-old car. It's a sleek aggressively fast. Sports car that goes from zero to sixty in two point eight seconds. That's the same acceleration as the Ferrari. Eight twelve super fast. According to motor trend the stingrays engine sits behind the seats in the middle of the car rather than in the front like most cars and all previous iterations of the corvette most startling however is the modesty the of its price tag relatively speaking at about sixty thousand dollars starting price motor trend called it a supercar sports car prices. The magazine compares it favorably favorably to the Porsche nine eleven which costs more than one hundred thousand dollars and two that Ferrari eight twelve for three hundred sixty thousand dollars. General Enron motors is betting that supercar fans without supercar budgets are already salivating and they are accepted motor trends. Winter hasn't exactly been input into production yet. The Twenty nineteen car of the year won't come off the assembly line until twenty twenty motor trend defends its choice by saying General Motors plan to build the car this year but the GM auto workers strike which lasted forty days sideline production by giving the corvette a complete overhaul and sixty sixty thousand dollars entry point price tag. GM is trying to win over a new generation of younger car buyers. It also made the controversial decision to scrap the corvettes abets manual transmission typical sports and supercars for an automatic that too is designed to appeal to new and younger sports car shoppers. It's never easy easy to make design decisions to attract new customers when you have a legacy product especially one with a lot of fans like the vet for people sentimentally attached to the way things were her new models can often disappoint but GM began taking orders for the twenty twenty stingray back in August and months ago. The company said it was almost sold out out those early sales may well prove that. The automakers bold move is paying off especially given a less than stellar sports car. Market Auto purchases in general are declining and muscle cars. Make up only about two percent of all car sales according to Edmunds. That number is down about half from ten years ago the La Times reported but given the stingray"