"To answer that, I thought about my final drive in the Corvette, down the vicious, dark side of a steep hill. The C7 may not have the flash of the Black Series, and it might not be as affordable as the Fiesta, but down a difficult road or around an open track, it has virtually all of the former's pace with the accessible brilliance of the latter. 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."