Stingray Corvette

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray's performance puts it on a level with some of the best sports cars in the world. Some of that credibility is thanks to the growling 455-hp V-8 under the hood, which pairs with an excellent manual or automatic transmission. The other part belongs to its fantastic chassis that provides phenomenal ride and handling abilities.

Eight growling cylinders and 455 restless ponies mean the Corvette is intoxicatingly fun to drive. The V-8's pervasive howl is enough to convince eager drivers that every stop sign is a set of drag-strip Christmas-tree lights. Things quiet down to a tolerable throb at highway speeds. There's something truly special about the handling on the way to the Corvette's sub-four-second zero-to-60-mph run—in the lower gears, your neck strains to hold your head up with the Vette in hitting 60 mph in a stunning 3.7 seconds.

It is built for style and not cargo so this is a single passenger ride for those special occasions.