Love ’em or hate ’em (most of you seem to be in the love category), Top Gear has changed the way we view automobiles in America. Previously we could rely on Car and Driver or Motor Trend to give us the skinny on what’s new from Detroit and elsewhere, but then came along that limey TV show that brought humor and accents to it all.
Truth be told, they don’t tend to hold Yank cars in high regard, which made their selection of the 2015 Corvette Z06 for “Muscle Car of the Year” as somewhat of a surprise. But, really, should it be? Zero to 60 in 3 seconds flat should answer that question. Or, in their own words:
Think it’s fair to say it’s going to crush anything less than a 918, P1 or LaFerrari. Its combination of relentless power, unshakeable chassis – with all its clever technology that works with you – and vast brakes is unbeatable at the moment. And that’s just on the track. On the road, it’s just as much fun. Dial back the chassis, flip off the roof panel – a first for all Z06s – and it’ll cruise along in comfort. It’s available with an eight-speed automatic or the seven-speed manual, now with uprated rev matching (this is being implemented across the whole Corvette range) that now makes it properly seamless.
Check out the below teaser video, then follow the instructions to download the app for your iPad or iPhone so you can read about all of Top Gear‘s 2014 award winners.