Redesigned from the ground up, the 2005 Chevrolet Corvette is a revelation, a car that serves equally well as a sports car and a daily driver. Drive it on the track, on the street, in traffic, or on the wide-open two-lane roads criss-crossing California’s central coast – the Corvette never disappoints. Better yet, and despite gains in power, handling, and refinement, the price of entry for this world-class sports car remains comparatively low, starting at a reasonable $44,510, including an $800 destination charge.
There was a time when the Chevrolet Corvette physically manifested the insecure, style-impaired, blue-collared, gold-chained American male ego in rippled fiberglass relief. No longer. Today’s car is a brilliant concoction of performance, design, and quality that remains obtainable to the Average Joes who’ve saved their pennies for their dream car, but is now desirable to high-powered executives who might otherwise choose a Ferrari or Porsche. The 2005 Corvette is a car that everyone likes, and after a week of cruising around California with the top dropped, we’re ready to join the club.