6 Things to Say About the New Corvette Stingray to Impress Your Man

It's got that V-8 engine thing inside, and it goes Vroom Vroom

It’s got that V-8 engine thing inside, and it goes Vroom Vroom

While contributing Editor Dr. Strangelove (a long time ‘vette-head) is deeply involved in Hong Kong Law concerns, I’ll publicly admit what he’s jazzed me about privately for as long as I can remember:  my ignorance about cars. Not only am I a complete moron when it comes to the automotive world (even though I myself own a popular sports car) I’d go further, and say that I know less about cars than Jenny.  I’ll let Jenny take the wheel from here.

Women readers: is your husband or boyfriend a Vette enthusiast? From the Love & Sex department at The Stir, Conservative chick Jenny Erikson shares this handy guide to impress your due:

phnmtuxako1bc72Let me preface this by saying I know very, very little about cars other than that I like shiny ones that go fast. But I do know how to flirt, and sometimes the best flirting is to have a little bit of knowledge about something boys find interesting. Like fast cars. See? In the Venn diagram of things boys and girls both like, fast cars exist in that middle overlapped section.

So I thought I’d learn a little more about the new 2014 Corvette Stingray, because apparently it’s the best sports car America has ever built.

So buckle up, I’m about to take you on a ride to learn just enough about the C7 to be able to bring it up in conversation and like not sound like a total ignoramus.

  1. After 60 years, the “Red Sox” of the automotive world finally got it right. This baby is a thing of beauty — inside, outside, and under the hood.
  2. Zero to 60 in 3.8 seconds. I guess that’s what a direct injection V-8 gets yah.
  3. They modeled the seats after the Porsche 911 buckets to make the cockpit more driver orientated. Plus three words: Hand. Stitched. Leather.
  4. I hear this thing hugs the road so tightly that the grab handles on the passenger’s side are a must.
  5.  What do you think of the boxy tail lamps? The traditionalists really miss the iconic round ones, but I’m a fan of the update.
  6. So what if the mileage (EPA city/highway driving: 17/29 mpg) isn’t that great? 460 horses need to be fed.

Chances are that’s enough to get the conversational wheels rolling with your gear head and maybe even discover that you actually like talking about cars. Or you’ll get caught and he’ll think you’re adorable for trying.

The Stir

JENNY ERIKSON is a conservative chick with a strong opinion and a smart mouth. Sometimes sassy, sometimes sincere, always honest. She believes that ingenuity, elbow grease, and sheer determination can accomplish anything — even motherhood. Jenny also blogs at JennyErikson.com, and she lives in Southern California with her two daughters. 

Sipping on: Coke Zero or vino

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