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Motor Trend's C. Van Tune and Chevrolet's John Middlebrook and others met at the Corvette Assembly Plant and the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY on 11/24/97 to make the following announcement.


In choosing theCorvette, MOTOR TREND cited the sports car's outstanding performance, technological sophistication, surprising functionality, and attractive value.

MOTOR TREND's In choosing the winner, MOTOR TREND editors considered all new or significantly changed '98 domestic cars and mini vans, weighing such factors such as technological advancement, value, performance, livability, and overall impact on the automotive market to identify the most significant vehicle of the '98 model year.  State-of-the-art technology includes a rear-mounted transmission, throttle-by-wire system, and Goodyear Extended Mobility tires, eliminating the need for a spare.

MOTOR TREND's The editors summed up their enthusiasm by saying, "Any enthusiast with a drop of oil coursing through his/her veins will be seduced by the magical Corvette in just one test drive," and noted that "the new Corvette will be remembered as one of the greatest cars in American automotive history."

The complete report on the 1998 Car of the Year can be found in the January 1998 issue of MOTOR TREND, on sale December 2, 1997, or on MOTOR TREND's The '98 Car of the year will also be reviewed on TNN's MOTOR TREND MOTOR TREND magazine is published monthly in Los Angeles, California, by Petersen Publishing Company, L.L.C.

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