Extended Drive - 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Long-Term Road Test

2002 Chevrolet Corvette Long Term Road Test

2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: Extended Drive

June 11, 2010


I usually don't get the opportunity to live with a car more than one night at a time. Does that make me an automotive gigolo? Nah. In a rare moment yesterday, keymaster Schmidt asked me to sign out a car for the night, as well as for the weekend. Four days with the same car? The choices were slim, but diverse, including the Mazdaspeed 3, Flex and Volvo XC60.

My choice? The Vette. Magrath's got some sort of love-fest going on with it, so I need to see if there's something to it. I do like the wallop of power and furious engine note, so we'll see how much of the rest of the car will endure itself to me. I probably won't be wringing its neck too much, though, because there's this nutty Yamaha R1 that I have for another three weeks. With any luck, you'll see it popping up from time to time.

Mark Takahashi, Associate Editor @ 48,430 miles

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