The Chevrolet Corvette has always been at the top of the stack in terms of American sports cars, but as Chevrolet sets the bar higher and higher with each new 'Vette, the world is starting to take notice of the car as one of the best... period. No "American" qualifier about it.
Still, eyebrows rose when KGP Photography caught a Chevrolet Z07 (the next all-new, top-of-the-line 'Vette slated for production) testing against a Ferrari 599 -- Chevrolet can't be looking at the Ferrari 599 as the Corvette's competition for real, can it? Maybe, maybe not, but the real juice to this story is the fact that the current standard Corvette (not the high-powered Z06) shares Ferrari's magnetic suspension system, developed by Delphi.
This development is very fitting, particularly since critics occasionally hint that the last big hurdle for the Corvette to clear in dropping the "American" qualifier is the vehicle's handling. Can Chevy/Delphi tune the suspension system to handle the 500+ horsepower the Z07 will offer up? Time will tell, but we're sure many folks out there are looking forward to Ferrari performance in a $100,000 package.