|"It's a tremendous honor for the Chevrolet
Corvette to be cited by the Society of Automotive Engineers as the Best Engineered Car of
the 20th Century", stated David C. Hill, Corvette Chief Engineer.
Corvette was selected as the "Best Engineered Car of the 20th Century" for
having the highest marks for successfully introducing a new engineering system, longevity
in the marketplace and achieving better performance than its contemporaries by virtue of
the excellence of its engineering.
Winners were chosen for each decade of the 20th Century by thousands of readers of the
Society of Automotive Engineers - Automotive Engineering International magazine. There was
a winner for each decade with exception of last decade and the century overall, in which
the 1999 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible tied with the 1999 Mercedes-Benz S500.
"This award is very special as the Corvette has been recognized by our engineering
peers who are true professionals in this industry," stated Hill.
(March 30, 2000)