Accolades heaped on the Chevrolet Corvette are well earned. Even a short test drive is convincing.
Driving a Corvette should be an emotional experience, and the standard coupe delivers in spades. The 400-horsepower LS2 V8 rumbles wonderfully, and the Vette intoxicates with its acceleration. Pop the top on a nice day, blare the stereo and you'll have what psychologists call a peak experience. It's a fantastic feeling and at those moments the Corvette more than justifies its price, which is a bargain compared to other truly capable high-performance sports cars.
Yet probably the best thing about the 2007 Corvette is that you don't have to suspend right-brain rationality to enjoy it. Chevrolet has eliminated nearly all the cruder, less desirable traits that characterized Corvettes of yore, and its performance does not exact a painful toll on driver or passenger. The Corvette could be a reasonably comfortable daily driver in most locales, for at least three of the four seasons.