BI said that it picked the Corvette as it is a significant and important contribution to the entire automotive industry, with the publication considering the impact of a vehicle on the automotive market, rather than the realization of an enthusiasts’ dream, like a Ferrari or Porsche.
As many other automotive publications have pointed out (including BI), the C7 Corvette offers an unmatched amount of performance for the dollar. Its 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine makes 460 horsepower and allows it to sprint from 0-60 mph in a mere 3.8 seconds to a top speed of 180 mph. You “just can’t get this much speed for this nice a price anywhere else on planet Earth,” BI says, and they’re right.
Most importantly, BI felt that the Corvette was a good representation of where General Motors is today, saying that the ‘Vette is “emblematic of the new General Motors and of a company looking to atone for past sins.” As GM continues to straighten out its operations under the leadership of year-old CEO Mary Barra, the Corvette team is also looking to make major improvements, as evidenced by their latest creation.