2012 marks the end of the Chevrolet Corvette as we know it. Chevy will be replacing this quintessential piece of Americana with an all-new vehicle, the Chevrolet Corvette C7. Exterior and interior spyshots of the heavily camouflaged Chevrolet Corvette C7 have already popped up all over the autosphere.
Motor Trend editor Carlos Lago put some drive time in this last-gen 2013 Chevrolet Corvette in this week’s Motor Trend Ignition. The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette C6 427, to be specific, a car that’s something of a swan song for the outgoing model. What we found interesting, from a consumer-oriented view, is Lago’s opinion to how much work it takes to drive the Corvette even as a normal driver. Many of the characteristics that make the Corvette stand out–a springy, spongy chassis; non-supportive seats; the less-than-precise shifter; the flopping passenger seat–are not so charming to him. He finds the “buffer” in his brain fills too much with placing the Chevy Corvette just right on the roads and turns that he finds no room to enjoy the experience. Ultimately, Lago’s take on this last iteration of the Corvette is, “I think of it as a brash and somewhat harried car on the limit, one that demands total concentration from its driver and spectators alike.”
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