The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Bites Back at Winter

By Greg Migliore
Automobile Magazine
March 212, 2014

Can you drive the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette in the snow? Of course you can. After a weekend of sledding around metro Detroit in a Stingray -- a convertible, no less -- I'm happy to report it's not only doable, it's pretty fun.

Is it the ideal winter car? No, it isn't. Frankly, I'd probably have been better off running around in a late '90s Jeep Cherokee with four-wheel drive. But at Automobile Magazine we test-drive cars throughout the year, and when the key fob for a Laguna blue Stingray landed on my desk this past weekend, I wasn't about to pass it up. I'd driven the C7 Corvette only once before, during a group test last fall in western Michigan when we evaluated several new models for our Automobile of the Year (which the Corvette won) and All-Stars awards. This time, I had the Stingray all to myself to do whatever I pleased.

It was cold and clear and the roads were dry on my drive home. The Stingray warms up quickly, thanks to its small cabin and excellent heating system. The rumble of the V-8 engine and the growl of the exhaust note provided a nice soundtrack for my commute. The magazine deadline had just passed, and I was behind the wheel of the seventh-generation Corvette on the open expressway. I cracked the windows and soaked it in.

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