Patrick Herrmann, technical manager at Chevrolet Europe, has been testing the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Test Center in Dudenhofen, Germany. Here he provides his first observations.

Patrick is the first person to thoroughly test the new Stingray in Europe, which will arrive at European dealerships in late 2013. The testing procedures are part of the GM standard quality control program which is conducted for each new Chevrolet model before it goes on sale in Europe.

He will be uploading his future observations, as well as images and videos, using the hashtag #C7experience, on: