As these lines are written, we bet most road test editors, especially in the U.S., are green with envy. Why? Because a famous car enthusiast, who also happens to have his own motoring show, just beat them to driving the car everyone’s dying to get their hands on.
No disrespect to colleagues, but when it comes to getting first dibs on the 2014 Corvette Stingray, it surely helps if your name is Jay Leno and you are a very high-profile car nut and Corvette enthusiast who also owns a ZR-1.
You may recall that GM’s chief of design Ed Welburn brought some classic ‘Vettes, including the one-off Stingray racer, to Jay Leno’s Garage shortly before the launch of the new model in Detroit.
Now Welburn has returned with a shiny new Corvette Stingray. The good news is that you can trust Jay to ask all the questions a regular car guy would – and that he does, as you can see in the video that follows after the break.
The bad news is that he teases us by driving the new Corvette out of the showroom with Welburn riding shotgun. He said that he’d only take it around the block but, really, do you believe he could have resisted a short drive? We’ll have to wait a a few more days to find out…
By Andrew Tsaousis