As General Motors (NYSE:GM) continues to ride a wave of good news — with its impressive sales figures and encouraging re-entry into the Standard & Poor 500 Index, it appears as though the U.S. automaker is on its way to officially kicking its “Government Motors” snub to the curb. Although there are several reasons that point to GM’s resurrected success, the company’s has its new vehicles to thank for the good progress in most of its recent profitable quarters.
Here are the seven cars that have especially put GM on the fast track to recovery:
1. Chevrolet’s Corvette Stingray
The Stingray is every speed manic’s dream. For a starting price of $51,995, the vehicle offers drivers a fluid ride with its new LT1 6.2-liter V-8 engine. And with the Z51 Performance Package comes the promise that the Stingray will be able go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds and then right back down to a full stop in 107 feet. The vehicle will go on sale during the third quarter of this year, becoming the newest entry in the upper echelon of sports cars.