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A reader's poll names Corvette Best of Show in Detroit

Jan. 16, 2014 at 12:47 PM   |   Comments

DETROIT, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A readers poll in Detroit named the Chevrolet Corvette the Best in Show at the 2014 North American International Auto Show.

General Motors unveiled a hot-yellow version of the sports car at the show on Monday, calling it the "most capable" Corvette ever built.

The car is muscled by a LT4 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 and includes a new eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, which allow shifting without letting go of the steering wheel.

The Detroit News said its readers also named the Corvette the sexiest car at the show and the vehicle with the best curves,

Not the cheapest car at the show, the Corvette will list in the ballpark of $77,600, the car's chief engineer Tadge Juechter said.

News readers named the Honda FCEV the best future fantasy, the Smart Car the most Earth-friendly, the Chrysler Town & Country the best family hauler and the Bentley Mulsanne the most luxurious.

To top off-road car was the Ford F-150, the readers group said, the most innovative was the Tesla S.

The Ford Fusion was named the best value.

The News said 100 readers made their selections after a visit to the Cobo Center on Wednesday.

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