2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: We Got the Right Color
November 28, 2013
Before we purchased our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, our entire editorial staff voted on what color it would be. My choice was Laguna Blue Tintcoat. Not only was I outvoted, I'm now convinced this would have been the wrong color for our 'Vette.
The first Stingray we tested was Laguna Blue Tintcoat. When we tested another Corvette on the Streets of Willow in California, it was Blade Silver Metallic. Ultimately, I didn't care for either color on the car, and the reason is this: Although the black inserts around the Corvette's taillights aren't ugly on their own, when they contrast with a lighter color (like blue or silver), it ruins the overall aesthetic and makes an otherwise aggressive car look cheap.
I like the vents on the Corvette, but it's best if they blend in with the rest of the body. Given the chance to vote again, I'd go with the Lime Rock Green Metallic we got. It hides the black plastic vents that line the quarter panels, fenders and taillights. The result is a classier looking, more refined sports car that's still a hair-raising, fire-breathing, 455-horsepower, V8 American monster.
Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 4,750 miles