Why I Want A New Corvette

Hot Rod|May 2020

Why I Want A New Corvette
By now, the first 2020 Corvettes will be reaching Chevrolet dealership showrooms and happy customers will be taking delivery of this highly anticipated, mid-engine C8 platform. I wouldn’t mind being one of those people, though there’s no way I could afford one right now.
John McGann

I’m not into new cars, so if I had the money and was forced to spend it on a new vehicle, I’d struggle with what to buy. I like Challengers; I think they’re the best looking of the current crop of muscle cars, or GT cars, or whatever the segment is evolving into. I’d probably eschew the blower-whine bravado of the Hellcat versions and opt for a Scat Pack Widebody with the six-speed manual transmission—simple good looks, plenty of power, big tires, and the purity of changing your own gears. Nothing else in dealership showrooms really floats my boat. Honestly, I’d rather buy a motorcycle instead and keep my old pickups running.


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May 2020