This is the 2014 Corvette Stingray, best known amongst the cognoscenti as the C7:
It's parked in front of the Aquarium in Monterey California Monday evening; we'll be driving the car around this area Tuesday - that'll be as in today for most of you reading this....
This close to Laguna Seca Race Track and not ON the track?
Sadly yes - this is Pebble Beach Concours / Monterey Historic Races Week around here, and the track is otherwise booked.
But we have been told by others who have driven this route that it does give the car a good workout, and we'll have full details in Wheels this Saturday.
My colleague Marc Lachapelle and I drove the fabulous new Jaguar F-Type in Spain a couple of months ago; we are teaming up again in the C7, and expect it to be pretty stiff competition for the Jag.
And, as it always has been, the Corvette will be a tremendous bargain, being tens of thousands of dollars less than the Jaguar.
Yes, I do have a tough life. Thanks for your concern.
Oh - did I tell you next week it's the Porsche 911 Turbo in Germany?
I know. You all hate me.
But I still love you all...