Jan 13, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT
Chevrolet has pulled off a clean sweep at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, winning both Car of the Year and Truck of the Year with two of its models on Monday morning.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray (C7), successor to the long-running and popular C6, has captured the Car of the Year honors. The racing version will be put into action in this year’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, and its livery premiere was set to occur later on Monday morning. The team ran its pair of cars in a checkerboard camouflage livery during the Roar Before the Rolex 24 test at Daytona International Speedway last weekend.
Meanwhile the Chevrolet Silverado took home Truck of the Year. The clean sweep is GM’s first since 2007 and the first overall since 2010, when fellow Michigan automaker Ford won both honors with the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford Transit Connect, respectively.
GM’s racing program has enjoyed two pretty successful seasons in 2012 and 2013 across the NASCAR, IndyCar and sports car platforms. GM makes a point of emphasizing technology transfer between its production and race cars, and from that standpoint, it’s good to see the production side of the company is doing just as well.
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