"I'm surprised at just how well the C8 behaves on real-world roads. In the tamest tour mode, the Stingray is smooth. We hit a nasty field of potholes outside Ann Arbor, Mich., and the C8 gently soaks them up without a quiver in the structure. Toe into the throttle, and the torque is plentiful enough to zip through traffic without raising the V-8's voice."
"No longer can we chide Chevrolet for cheap materials, mediocre build quality and unsupportive seats. Our 3LT trim tester was loaded up to nearly $90,000, and you could see and feel where every penny went (except maybe the cupholders). The GT2 seats offered excellent support under hard driving and equal comfort the rest of the time. The leather is the best quality we've seen in a Corvette, and the cabin is quiet enough to whisper across at 80 mph."
— Motor Trend
"With a curb weight of 3,647 pounds, the new car's power-to-weight ratio is only about one percent better than the outgoing car's. And yet the C8 laid down a blazing 2.8-second 0-to-60-mph run, absolutely crucifying the C7's 3.9-second performance. Dropping nearly one-third of the time from an acceleration run with no additional power is possibly the biggest coup ever accomplished by an automaker since the miracle of harnessing combustion itself."
— Road & Track
"It's only once underway that I realize that rear visibility isn't as good as it was in this car's predecessor. That stands to reason, as not only is there a small pane of glass directly behind the driver's scalp, there's another one over the engine itself, plus the rakish rear pillars combined to give a limited vantage out back. The view is more than acceptable and far better than many midengined European cars I've driven, but for those carrying a crossed-flags key fob from any of the previous generation Corvettes, it's going to take a bit of getting used to."
— Roadshow by CNET