The salesman reportedly confused the clutch and brake pedals. That’s not something you want to do with a 650 horsepower Corvette Z06 on the showroom floor.
The new 650 horsepower Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is a fucking amazing car, but it’s had its share of mechanical headaches for owners. It also flunked out of Motor Trend’s heavily hyped Best Driver’s Car test. Here’s how it went down, according to General Motors and everyone else.
The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is already a blazing hot track stud. The Corvette C7.R is already a very fast race car. But if you want your Z06 to be just a little bit more like the racer, welcome the Corvette Z06 C7.R edition. It’s like the C7.R in a few ways. But only a few, because the Z06 is much, much more powerful.
Remember when the rest of the world used to make fun of the Corvette? It wasn’t completely warranted, yet there were some criticisms that both stuck and stung. Those days were officially pushed into the past when the new C7 Corvette arrived.
The Z06 is a 650 horsepower Corvette. Six hundred. And fifty. A Corvette that gets to 60 in less than three seconds. A Corvette than can stop from 60 in less than 100 feet. A Corvette that can pull 1.2 G in a corner. And a Corvette that costs less than $100,000. It's an all-American middle finger to every other high…
My earliest memories are of my Dad's 1988 Testarossa. Black with red interior. It was before airbag laws and he used to drive me to preschool. At my urging, he'd drive past the school to the end of the street and make a U-turn so that I could spend a couple more minutes in the car. It was a masterpiece, a sex bomb, a…
Testing the 650 horsepower 2015 Corvette Z06 at the Nürburgring serves two important purposes. It shows what the car can do on one of the world's most difficult tracks, and it gives those snooty Europeans a taste of the storm that's coming their way.