BLUE ANGEL

BY JETHRO BOVINGDON

CHEVROLET CORVETTE FIRST DRIVE

THE MIGHTY MID-ENGINED CORVETTE STINGRAY IS ONLY A YEAR AWAY FROM OZ, BUT WE COULDN’T RESIST DRIVING IT FIRST IN CALIFORNIA



HYPE SWIRLS AROUND the new Corvette Stingray like few other cars in recent memory. In the US there have been rumours of a mid-engined ’Vette for decades and people are drooling at the prospect, or outraged that more than 65 years of frontengine heritage has been betrayed. It seems to offer the most outrageous value and yet packs a 6.2-litre V8 with 369kW and 637Nm, and an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox.