The magazine Popular Mechanics has named the 2020 Corvette its Car of the Year. This should come as no surprise, but the Vette did have some serious competition this year. As we expected, though, it managed to come out on top.
The magazine said that the 2020 Corvette has“so much of what makes Ferraris, McLarens, and Lamborghinis the stuff of phone wallpaper fantasy … “ We have to agree.
The 2020 mid-engine Corvette is a step forward for the brand and it now brings the car up to the exotic level of other cars that it has always competed with. While previous front-engine Corvettes could still hang with and often beat the exotic big boys on the racetrack, there was always some qualities lacking. With the 2020 car, that’s no longer the case.
Also, as the magazine points out, the Corvette is still completely useable day-to-day. The publication said the following about the car:
“The Corvette is livable. Actually, comfortable. Its front and rear trunks have 13 cubic feet of cargo space, enough for us to fit two week’s worth of groceries for three people. And a four-hour trip in heavy traffic and rain, the kind of drive that would be exhausting in any vehicle, was mostly pleasant.”
While there were a few minor things it pointed to that weren’t’ quite as good as cars much higher priced, on the whole, Popular Mechanics had very little bad to say about the Corvette, which is why it’s the Car of the Year.