Short version: Yes.

So after admiring the 'vette's stunning new design, I grabbed my helmet and started on my way to Putnam Park. This is when the attention started. Exactly four minutes after driving a cable service van pulled up next to me so that the driver and passenger could each give me two thumbs up, because steering is secondary when the new Corvette looks so cool. By the end of the hour-long cruise, I had lost count with how many thumbs I had seen pointed skyward. I couldn't even make it down the track's driveway without being stopped by a bright-eyed, grinning man in a C6 Grand Sport saying "So, this is it!"

At the track it was just me and a small F1600 team tuning its car taking half hour turns, meaning that I got a ton of time to play with the car all alone. This is when the grown up essence of this car really started to sink in. Corvettes have always been fast, but they usually have been a bit unrefined and wild. That can be fun, but they're not always the most precise devices (ZR1 not withstanding). 

This new one is razor sharp and very predictable. It is, of course, tuned for oversteeer, but it doesn't surprise you like it sometimes did on older 'vettes. The result is that it's not at all worrysome to explore the limits of this car safely, and that's something we're very happy to see.

The 460 hp engine is, of course, also brilliant, launching the car to 60 mph in only 3.8 seconds and providing a mountain of torque virtually everywhere through the rev range all while miraculously returning 29 mpg highway due to cylinder deactivation. 

Our only complaint was with brake fade, which wasn't terrible, but was definitely the performance bottleneck. Granted, this may have been due to this car already having been thrashed pretty hard by other journalists. The tires certainly looked like they'd had a bit of fun when the car arrived.