AJ's Car of the Day 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

Car: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Year: 2018

What makes it special: Chevrolet's Corvette Stingray is the quintessential rear-wheel drive American sports car, your daily dose of adrenaline. It's available in convertible form as well as a coupe with a removable roof. For 2018, it has a new, full aero package to help it handle better and stick to the road. It also features wider tires and a more aggressive suspension set-up, Magnetic Ride Control for a highly adaptive ride, and an active rear spoiler for additional downforce.

What made it famous: The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray gets abundant power from its 455-hp, 6.2 liter V8, mated to either a standard 7-speed manual or optional 8-speed automatic transmission. It features pinpoint handling and blisteringly quick acceleration. It clocked a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of 175 mph.

Why I would want one: The Chevrolet Corvette is an American icon, and the longest reigning two-seater sports car made in the U.S.

Fun fact: With a base price of $55,495 (Coupe), and $59,495 (Convertible), the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette can be checked out at the Connecticut International Auto Show, running from November 17-19th, at the Connecticut Convention Center.