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It didn’t take long for the accolades to start rolling in for the C7 Corvette Stingray – and we’re not surprised!

Just this weekend, Automobile Magazine named the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray its Automobile of the Year. According to the magazine’s editor-in-chief, “The automobile of the year has to set a standard. It has to break a category in a way that really excites us.” The magazine praised the Corvette’s overall design, performance, quality and comfort.

An excerpt from the article announcing the honor reads “The car’s performance is simply awesome. In today’s era of horsepower inflation, the big V-8′s 455 hp, or 460 hp with the performance exhaust, may not be numbers made for bar boasts — we’ll have to wait for the Z06 for that — but you get the impression that reaching some marketing-driven power figure was not the point. The point was to smoke tires, roar out of turns, and storm down the straights — oh, and do all that without quaffing unleaded. As it turns out, this new 6.2-liter proves to be highly effective at all those things.”

Want to hear more? Check out “Automobile of the Year: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray” from Automobile Magazine.

Road & Track has also named the C7 Corvette its 2013 Performance Car of the Year. After vigorous road tests to determine the standout, R&T concluded “You can use full throttle, you can use the brakes. You can use the C7, but you won’t use it up. It’s the most capability that any manufacturer has ever delivered for this money, it’s rewarding to drive for everyone from novice to seasoned racer, and it is, definitely and deservedly, the Road & Track Performance Car of the Year.”

Read the step-by-step of how the C7 was determined to be superior in “Road & Track’s 2013 Performance Car of the Year”.

Feels good to get some validation, doesn’t it? Not that we ever really needed it. Zip has known from the onset that the 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray was flirting with perfection. But that hasn’t stopped us from our mission of making it even better. Our performance and development team is working non-stop with the industry’s best to bring you the C7 Corvette Parts and Accessories you’ll want – and need – to keep your C7 at its best. And we’ve got new items rolling in weekly.

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