With an all-new mid-engine layout and world-beating performance numbers, the latest eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette C8 is dressed to impress. Now, Chevy’s new midship missile has been recognized by Consumer Guide Automotive, with the 2021 Corvette grabbing the organization’s top Best Buy award.
The new 2021 Corvette takes the honor in the Consumer Guide Automotive Premium Sporty / Performance Cars category, which is populated by “some of the fastest cars offered for sale in the U.S.,” per Consumer Guide Automotive. A few standouts here include the Alfa Romeo 4C, the BMW Z4, the Jaguar F-Type, the Nissan GT-R, the Porsche 911, and the Toyota Supra. As the organization points out, vehicles above the $120,000 mark were not considered.
All told, the 2021 Corvette stood out among 19 other fierce rivals, snagging the Best Buy designation thanks to its “overall performance and curb appeal,” both of which traditionally cost “thousands – if not tens of thousands – more.”
Indeed, the bang-for-buck performance value offered by the 2021 Corvette is irrefutable, with pricing starting under $60,000. For that sort of money, buyers get the mid-mounted, naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gas engine, which produces 490 horsepower in stock guise. Powering the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the latest C8 Corvette will sprint to 60 mph in a mere three seconds or less.
“Chevrolet engineers took on a monumental task in reimagining the Corvette as a mid-engine vehicle while staying true to the styling and engineering character, relative practicality, and relatively affordable pricing that have long been Corvette trademarks,” Consumer Guide Automotive writes. “By our account, they’ve succeeded with flying colors. To get anything approaching the Corvette’s level of acceleration / handling performance and exotic-car feel, you’d have to spend tens of thousands more.”
Source: Consumer Guide Automotive