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The Corvette Stingray C7

America’s underrated homegrown muscle, what the Corvette Stingray C7 has to offer

The C7 Chevy Corvette Stingray has a tragic story. Ultimately, this fantastic car would fall victim to circumstances outside of its own influence and fall into the pitfall known as obsolescence. Okay, maybe that’s a bit harsh. But compared to its newer, shinier compatriots like the Z06, and the precursory legend of the C6, the C7 doesn’t really stand out.

It’s unfortunate. Because it deserves to.

Not only is the C7 Stingray absolutely stunning in terms of design inside and out, it’s built to be enjoyed. The car packs a lot of heat under its hood and it looks damn good doing it. The problems the C7 had were never with the car itself, they were with the company.

About the same time as its unveiling in 2014, Chevrolet came under hard times financially. They were trying to build a car that could stand up to its German and Italian competitors: and they succeeded. But they didn’t really have the budget to tell anybody about it. They also didn’t have the budget to continue development on it.

Ultimately, this stunning example of American muscle fell by the wayside. Chevy picked itself up off the ground, dropped and marketed the Z06, and enthusiasts near and far fell in love. The C7 Stingray is well-worth the attention it sadly never got.