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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Should I Hit the Lottery...

I may very well break my self-imposed embargo and buy a new GM product.

This.


(picture from Chevy website)

2015 Chevrolet Z06 Corvette convertible. 625 supercharged horsepower - the most powerful Corvette ever made. The power convertible top can be raised or lowered at speeds up to 30 MPH - that is seriously badass. A seven speed manual is available, or an eight speed paddle shifter.

Now, yeah, I know. GM. Government Motors. Bailout. If I hit the lottery, I'll find a way to swallow my disgust. Of course, it's a lot easier to be a hypocrite driving a 600 horsepower Corvette than it is in an Aveo. Haters can hate, but by the time they've got the first pithy epithet hurled you're in a different time zone...

Of course, if I did bring one of these home, I would need to find a track to run it on...

That is all.

7 comments:

libertyman said...

Nice choice! I am thinking all black, but then it would be like driving the Batmobile. But that's okay.

BTW, tires for that car are said to cost about a grand. Each.

We can dream!

Robb Allen said...

I have never been a Corvette kind of guy. The styling doesn't appeal to me.

Or I should say "didn't" because... damn.

There's one that roams my 'hood from time to time. Looks more like a supercar than a Corvette & I like it. A lot.

Maybe I should go ahead and have my midlife crisis now.

Ted said...

Not only are thoose super sticky exoti-car tires expensive but they only last for a few full burn outs, a dozen or so donuts or 2 Track days whichever comes first. ---- your milage may vary.

Dave H said...

It's nice to meet someone with a proper appreciation of Corvettes. I saw one the other day, a nice one, towing a trailer with a motorcycle on it. My brain about locked up over that one.

SJ said...

I'm darn sure I saw a Prototype of that thing tooling around town.

(Alright, it wasn't the convertible. But it had that body, and a "Manufacturer" license plate.)

One rare, but fun benefit of living near MoTown.

ASM826 said...

I couldn't do it. I won the lottery, I'd have to buy something from not-GM.

Robert said...

I could raise / lower my Z3's top by hand at 30 MPH....