When a person wears a halo, we call them an angel. When a Chevy wears a halo, we call it the Corvette. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray swaps its bowtie for a set of wings as it rises above one of the best line-ups in the brand's history to present sports car shoppers with a giant-killing piece of hardware that doesn't cost much more than the previous generation car ever did - at least in base form.
I was fortunate enough to drive the new Stingray in anger at its initial launch through the hilly terrain surrounding Monterey, California, and I can attest to the car's ability to rip through s-curves and down straight-aways at speeds quick enough to get you arrested, drawn, and quartered before the sun has set. I recently had the opportunity to sample the Corvette under different circumstances: specifically, to see how the two-door coupe would integrate into my daily urban routine. After all, while track time is likely for a significant portion of new Vettes, the majority of the miles put on these eight-cylinder beasts will be of the more mundane variety. Just how livable is the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray when you're slogging your way to the grocery store rather than hanging ten off a canyon road?