Automobile Magazine had previously named the 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray their Automobile Of The Year. Unfortunately, the car was so thrilled with the honor, it appears it gave a little too much on their last jaunt in the car before their long-term loan was up.
A fuel-pump power control module decided to kick the bucket as the 2014 C7 Corvette downshifted to pass the Jaguar F-Type the publication had brought on the journey with them. So, instead of enjoying the twisties and straightaways local roads had to offer, the team found themselves waiting in a dealership. Boo.
But, there’s a bit of a backstory here. It seems the car had stuttered and died once before in a driveway, where a tow was required. An unnamed Michigan dealership was said to have already replaced the fuel-pump control module. The blokes in Bowling Green begged to differ. Turns out, the previous dealer had not replaced the part in the slightest. Boo again.
Luckily, since the car conked out in Bowling Green, parts supplies are much more readily available than in Michigan where the car had been on loan. This meant a few hours for the car to be ready, rather than a few weeks.
Automobile says they plan for one last hurrah (with a proper fuel-pump power control module) and it may be a play date with the Jaguar F-Type for real this time. We can’t wait.