2002 Chevrolet Corvette Long Term Road Test


2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: Police Profiling

December 01, 2010

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Crawling homeward on the San Diego freeway yesterday, a motor officer from the California Highway Patrol came past on his BMW, splitting lanes at commute hour. As he went by, he turned to give the Z06 a look.

At first I had that little flash of anger you get when you know a cop is profiling you, but then I realized from the guy's body language that it was a gesture of interest, appreciation and respect.

It's the look of recognition, which is a little bonus that comes with owning a professionally presented fast car. Our friends in law enforcement know what a car like the Z06 is meant for, yet some of them are enthusiasts of speed themselves.

So the look of recognition is flattering, really. It's a gesture of professional courtesy, some cop telling you, "Hey, nice car. See you out there."

Michael Jordan, Executive Editor, Edmunds.com @ 54,425 miles

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