The eighth-generation Corvette uses a mid-engine design, with its 495-hp, 6.2-liter V8 sitting under the rear glass hatchback.
It's coupled to a rapid-shifting eight-speed dual-clutch automatic that contributed to its 3.4-second sprint from 0 to 60 mph, a sprint that is accompanied by a glorious soundtrack.
Handling agility is superlative, with immediate turn-in response and almost zero body roll, delivering a constant ear-to-ear grin on the driver.
Yet the ride isn't punishing, thanks in part to our test car's optional adaptive suspension.
Rear and side visibility, as well as cabin access, are severely hampered, however.
The frunk, or front trunk, is small, but the cargo area aft of the engine can accommodate the removable targa top and a soft-sided bag or two.
BSW and RCTW are optional, but FCW and AEB aren't available.