The People Love Its Styling - 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: The People Love Its Styling

February 27, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

I've only spent a few days in our 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray long-termer so far. But it seems nearly every time I get in or out of the new Vette, someone comes up to me to say how much they like the new car.

We hear words like "bitchin," "rad car, dude," and "I love the new body." I'm pretty sure with the last one they were talking about the car, not me...

Honestly, it's a near-constant occurrence that someone is complimenting the C7, or waving/smiling/giving thumbs-up from another car. It's truly cool how excited people get about a new Corvette.

What's funny is that, while I absolutely love driving the new Stingray, I'm lukewarm on its styling. To me it seems a bit over-contrived. Like someone was trying too hard.

The rear and the rear three-quarter areas are the busiest to me. Of course the crazy-tall tire-to-wheel well height isn't exactly helping things.

Maybe with a little more time I'll warm up to it.

I'll say two things though: First, the Lime Rock Green/black wheels color scheme is helping the car's cause with folks. It's classy.

Second, I spend most of the time driving the Vette, not looking at it. And when I'm driving it, I'm having such a blast that I never think about its styling.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 14,750 miles

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