This article is part of the GM Authority Mailbag series, where the GM Authority Crew features and replies to your questions, comments, and observations.
The following comes to us from Tony:
I just wanted you to know that GM is targeting younger buyers with the all new 2014 Corvette, and that they got me.
It depends what you call young… I’m 45 years old and was in the market for a sports car this summer. The two cars that I have owned before and wanted to look at the new body styles and improvements were the Porsche 991 and the Mercedes SL550. In fact, I took a trip from Indiana to Florida to test drive both cars and was on the two yard line on one of them.
Then I started reading about the all new Corvette and couldn’t believe the new technology that has been put into that car and how the interior has been improved. So without driving one, I went down to the local dealership and ordered one. The dealer is getting three Corvettes — two coupes and one convertible — so I’m on the hook for the convertible, since the other two were spoken for.
I think it’s important for someone at GM to know that I was a Porsche or Mercedes buyer who was converted. I looking so forward to this super car.
Tony — congratulations on a choice well-made! It’s music to our ears that, despite some negative feedback by a vocal minority, The General got the seventh-generation Corvette oh-so-right. We’re sure that, upon reading your letter, the fine folks at GM and the Corvette team will celebrate with a round of spirited driving bouts at the Milford Proving Grounds before embarking on development of the C8 (if they haven’t already).
Have fun in your 2014 Stingray Convertible — we’re sure you’ll enjoy it thoroughly!