If you’re an automaker, you know you’ve just hit the bingo bonanza when the sports car you built isn’t out in dealerships yet but is already garnering enough attention to supplant the Super Bowl.
Ok, maybe not that far, but you get the picture.
The kind of buzz the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been staggering, so much so that it’s done its fair share of media and publicity rounds despite making its debut less than two weeks ago.
The American sports car’s latest stop happened to be on the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage where Leno himself got a chance to get a first look at the Corvette C7 Stingray. Needless to say, the comedian/auto enthusiast was enamored with the Corvette, even going so far as to say the sports car’s design was revolutionary.
Leno also got a chance to talk to the Ed Welburn, GM’s Vice President of Global Design, who gave the comedian a historical lesson on the design evolution of the car described by Leno as revolutionary.
Jay then got the envy-inducing opportunity to drive the new Corvette around the block. Of course, the show ended as Jay pulled the Stingray out of the garage and we didn’t get to see any of the drive. So much for Beyoncé being the first celebrity to drive the Stingray.