The iconic Corvette is now a mid-engine design, the same setup used for exotic supercars from Ferrari and Lamborghini.
Under the rear glass hatch resides a 6.2-liter V8 producing a hearty 495 hp, coupled to a rapid-shifting 8-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Not only is the soundtrack glorious, but we clocked the 'Vette at 3.4 seconds from 0 to 60 mph.
Handling agility is superlative with immediate turn-in response, almost zero body roll, and 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 front trunk is small but the rear section can accommodate the removable targa top.
BSW and RCTW are optional.
Disappointingly, FCW and AEB aren’t even available.