I found myself one late August evening in 2008 listening to the tick-tick of various components and liquids contracting as they cooled, watching the shimmy of heat coming from the hood of my black on black 2006 Chevrolet C6 Z06 after a thoroughly abusive and soul-releasing drive through the canyons of Manhattan. On that night I was angry.
After years of working undercover for the Federal Bureau of Investigation against Russian Military Intelligence I learned my adventure was about to come to an end. To ease that anger, I had taken my Z out for a rev limiter-bouncing drive.
(Editor’s note: Naveed Jamali is a former double agent and author of How To Catch A Russian Spy, which you can read an excerpt of here. Naveed told me that he “loves American V8 RWD cars and has no plans to travel to Russia anytime soon.”)