Age: it’s just a number. In fact, some like to argue things only become better with age. Is that the case for the 1966 C2 Corvette? Maybe.
Because, the 2015 C7 Corvette Stingray is a darn good machine, one we’ve sampled many times before. But, Edmunds has decided to see what 50 years of engineering and technology does to the Corvette nameplate.
The short answer? A lot.
The longer answer is a simple one, though. Many of the gizmos and gadgets found on the C7 Corvette weren’t around in 1966 to create a sports car. Back in 1966, Chevrolet created a fine grand touring car. But a sports car it is not.
That becomes apparent when putting both cars through the standard comparo tests. The C7 Corvette is faster, stops quicker, pulls more Gs on the figure eight and so on.
Obviously this doesn’t make the 1966 Corvette a bad car. Not in the slightest. Because, there’s a certain charm surrounding the classic, one that faded long ago, and hasn’t been found in any modern day production car. And, because of that, both are winners.