A national publication has named the 2014 Corvette Stingray as Automobile of the Year. In an announcement Saturday in Michigan, the car was recognized for its “newfound sophistication and heart-pounding performance.”
The Stingray, produced at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant, is the first new version of the iconic sports car in nine years.
Jean Jennings is President and Editor-in-Chief of Automobile Magazine. She told WKU Public Radio that given General Motors’ near collapse, the car is a “stunning achievement.”
“In the darkest times, the engineers and designers never let off the gas, never let a detail slide by as good enough," remarked Jennings.
Another GM vehicle, the Cadillac CTS, came in second place among contenders for Automobile of the Year.