While Motor Trend picks the Nissan GT-R as its car of the year and Top Gear picks the Volkswagen Scirocco – Jeremy Clarkson, who is well known for his hatred of American automobiles, has named his car of the year as the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.
“Oh, it”s not built very well,” said Clarkson. “After just three days in my care, the boot lock disintegrated and the keyless go system refused to acknowledge the keys were in the car, but I didn”t mind because there is simply no other car that looks this good, goes this fast ““ in a straight line and around corners ““ and that most of the time bumbles about like a forgetful uncle.”
Clarkson even shows some emotion about GM’s financial troubles saying: “It is an epic car and I”m only sad that unless the healthcare and pensions company that makes it can be turned around, it will be the last of the breed.”
2009 Chevrolet Corvettte ZR1 in Action: