2002 Chevrolet Corvette Long Term Road Test


2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: My Id Is From Hazzard County

July 02, 2010

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I was in Z06 starting on a freeway entrance ramp yesterday. Second gear, just rolling along at maybe 25 mph. I glanced over my shoulder to check traffic on the freeway; there was a small gap. "I can make that," I thought. So I nailed the throttle. Blam! The Z06 blasted forth, barrel-chested V8 bellowing away. I upshifted to third and went full throttle again -- there was so much power and/or marginalized rear-end traction that the Z06's rear squirmed to the right a few inches. Suddenly I was on the freeway with plenty of time to spare.

Once backed out of the throttle, I just started laughing at the absurdity of this car. And out of my mouth tumbled "Whoo Doggie!" Apparently, that's the best my inner id could come up with. Dang, this Z06 is a blast.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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