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January 24, 2005

Best sports car: Chevrolet Corvette

Already great, the latest Corvette is even better in every regard.
November 15, 2004: 1:38 PM EST By Lawrence Ulrich, Money Magazine

NEW YORK (MONEY Magazine) - An American sports car that goes fender-to-fender with Ferrari and Porsche for 45 grand? Have we been sniffing Armor All? Hardly.

For more than a half-century, the 'Vette has been a uniquely American object of desire. That patriotic lure gets cranked up a notch with this sixth-generation model, thanks to a neat trick: It performs better than the last version, yet raises its already lofty standards of everyday driveability.

Scaled-down proportions and a tailored body continue the car's welcome evolution from veiny bodybuilder to streamlined athlete. Even the pop-up headlamps, a fixture since the '63 Sting Ray, have been jettisoned to boost aerodynamics and top speed while reducing wind noise.


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