Heres how it went down, according to general motors and everyone else. Discussion in general automotive topics non 6th gen. Car and driver c7 corvette long term wrap up litany of breakdowns was simply appalling close. That appears to be the case with a manual z51 corvette loaned to car and driver magazine, which recently reported that the engine blew on their longterm c7 at around 6,000 miles. After reading the june 2016 car and driver s long term test about the 2014 mini cooper s, that car is no longer on the short list. Its as if the car has been out on the road for a model year or two. Car and driver gt350 long term test wrap up after 40k.
Road test editor robin warner, who joined me at carolina motorsports park, romped around the 2. Heres why sebring international raceway is the best place to test a new race car. With a proud history of safety innovation, its cars are now seen as a. Highs supercar performance at an amazing price, comfortable on the road and incredible on the track, much improved interior quality.
I noticed this last week when i was driving the car hard on a back road. The 2017 corvette grand sport proves reliable in its longterm test, in contrast to an earlier c7 corvette. Ryan briscoe spun out in the last few laps at sebring in 2019 to allow a corvette to take his place on the podium. Car and driver slams the mini cooper in latest longterm. Longterm corvette test car blows engine after just 6k. The aggressively styled fx50 s joins our long term fleet. Corvette in car and driver longterm test fleet blows engine. Car and driver loves their corvette stingray despite. It also flunked out of motor trends heavily hyped best driver s car test. Based on what weve seen on various forums, with many owners bragging about how great their experience has been with their firstyear c7, it seems as though car and driver was just unlucky enough to get the exception, rather than the rule.
We drive our long term road test vehicles for a whole year so you can learn what its like to live with the vehicle. Maybe car and driver should have headlined its long term wrap of the 2014 stingray beauty and the beast or maybe i love to hate you. Why the corvette z06 flunked motor trends big performance. The 2016 chevrolet camaro ss is one of the finest driver s cars in the world, but what was it like to live with one for a year. Roadkill roadkill garage dirt every day hot rod garage adam carolla goes racing engine masters best driver s car week long road to. Roadkill roadkill garage dirt every day hot rod garage adam carolla goes racing engine masters best driver s car week long road to monterey. The above car and driver article was a 2017 mustang shelby gt350. Hell, even the best of the best have a bad day sometimes. I dont care what hennesseys test of a 2016 camaro vs a 2014 corvette say. Superbly comfortable and roomy, the big vw begins to stretch its legs and show its worth as a travel companion. Car and driver currently has a 2014 c7 in its long term test garage, and while the rag has given the sports car high marks for its good looks and excellent driving dynamics, it has given them one. But its worth mentioning that neither our longterm 2014 jaguar ftype.
We might risk sounding like a broken record, but the everyday livability of this 460hp sports car astonishes time and time again. Top gear loved their long term c6 corvette anandtech. Road test editor robin warner, who joined me at carolina motorsports park, romped around. We tracktested it to scrutinize its performance capabilities. The c8 is the first corvette to offer a dualclutch automatic, an eightspeed unit designed by tremec. Most likely a long exposure with hdr and some post processing to enhance the results. The c8 corvette is, without question, the most significant car of the year. On paper, the c7 corvette stingray seems a lot like the c6 and the c5 before it. Discussion in shelby gt350 mustang started by mspeedster, jan 31. When not at the test track, the corvette s interior.
Id assume chevys test driver has quite a few c8 laps under his belt while id assume the magazine tester of the porsche probably had just a few laps with the carrera s. Read the latest updates in our long term road test of the 2014 chevrolet corvette stingray as our editors live with this car for a year. Car and driver gt350 long term test wrap up after 40k miles. One car were not going to forget any time soon, though, is our long term 2015 chevrolet corvette stingray that car s horrid reliability was totally inexcusable, but just to be fair. To purists, this may seem like an abandoning of principles. However, the z06 completely fulfills its mission to be a super corvette. Car and driver weve been following both car and driver and as both sites have been keeping their readers regularly updated on the ins and outs of owning a 2014 corvette stingray. Car and driver recently came out with an update on their long term test car a 7speed manual z51 coupe.
Why sebring is the best place to test a new race car. C7 engine blows in the car and driver longterm test car. The chevrolet corvettes main rival, the porsche 911, is a car that its proponents say you can use every day. Not an unreasonable expectation by any standard most would agree. The first two services in addition to the 500mile job on the corvette are covered as part of gms newcar warranty. That bed crapper of a car was a 2014 its first year of production and hopefully a very bad example, not a 2015.
Discussion in shelby gt350 mustang started by mspeedster. After,000 miles, nissans midsize family sedan is easy to like but hard to love. Unless gm made revisions to the motor and didnt advertise them. Breakin miles completed, the grand sport in its initial testing achieved a zeroto60mph time of 3. A few annoyances emerge as our nissan altima hits 20,000 miles our nissan family sedan has been slow to reach 20,000 miles because, well, its slow. Car and driver, one of the most influential automotive publications in the u. Car and driver wraps up their long term test of a 2014. Our friends over at car and driver concur, however after their long term 2014 stingray tester ran into trouble, with yes an engine blow out of the lt1 v8 power plant, this has caused a tiny bit of concern in the market and has quickly raised eyebrows at chevrolet headquarters.
The 2017 corvette grand sport proves reliable in its long term test, in contrast to an earlier c7 corvette. Vehicles that started life as press cars will eventually end up in the used market but if one of them gains so much negative in this case attention as car and driver s former long term alfa. For the first time since the very earliest days of the model, you cant get a manual transmission in a new corvette. Car and driver c7 corvette long term wrap up litany of. That appears to be the case with a manual z51 corvette loaned to car and driver magazine, which recently reported that the engine blew on their long term c7 at around 6,000 miles. Few sports cars can deliver on so many frontscurb appeal, sound quality, roadtrip ability, acceleration, you name itas well as the seventhgeneration corvette. The time was set by fivetime le mans class winner and corvette factory driver oliver gavin. After its recommended breakin period, our 3436pound test car was.
Yes, its the only transmission available on the midengine corvette. And we timed laps at grattan raceway outside of grand. Driving our long term 2014 chevy corvette stingray in a blizzard. Discussion in general automotive topics non 6th gen mustang started by sasuketr, may 4, 2016. Weve experienced little if any trouble with the later stingrays weve driven and want to think of our test car as a. Its compact yet relatively spacious, efficient yet fast, planted yet not at all jarring on realworld roadways. Three months and 4,192 miles into our four seasons long term test of the 2019 hyundai veloster n, not one automobile staff member has copped to growing tired of it, or even beginning to find it. Car and driver had many problems during the 21 months, 28,000 mile test. Read the latest updates in our long term road test of the 1966 chevrolet corvette as our editors live with this car for a year. Its also not that reliable, at least according to car and driver. Cars are typically designed to understeer so that the reaction of a typical driver to going into a corner too hot is to back out of the throttle and the.465 972 390 1358 1229 664 243 1109 841 488 92 905 1035 1193 1495 565 915 230 486 7 431 738 409 428 943 374 1078 595 1007 121 889 504 291 649 36 1003