January 14, 2013, - 5:13 pm
The rage at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is the new 2014 Corvette Stingray. It reminds me of a Datsun from the ’80s. Yes, I know it’s “sleek” and all the usual gushing jargon you’ll hear from some car fanatics. But it looks just like the Aston Martins I saw at a Detroit screening of the James Bond movie, “Skyfall.” Big price tag, small Datsun-esque (or Nissan-esque), average look. The car has a 6.2 liter V8 engine, goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in four seconds, and gets 26 miles to the gallon. Does that meet Obama standards? Presumably it was designed with the Obama people in charge at the time. I like cool cars, but this doesn’t do it for me. How about you? (If you want to know the price, they aren’t telling . . . yet.)
2014 Corvette Stingray . . .
Aston Martin Vanquish . . .
Datsun 240z From the ’80s . . .
What do you think about the new Corvette? While I like the old Corvette look better, whenever I see one of those I expect to see an older guy in a Member’s Only jacket step out of it. Perhaps that image is what this new Datsun-ish design is meant to correct.
Your reaction? Is this really the best in new cars that America has to offer? More details on the new Corvette Stingray here.
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