2002 Chevrolet Corvette Long Term Road Test


2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: Satisfying My Inner Caveman

June 14, 2010

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I spent the last four days with the Z06, and yes, I do like it a lot better than before. I didn't take it into the canyons for a bombing run, I mostly used it to blast from one side of town to the other. But here's what I discovered.

It's fun. Really fun. But in order to have fun, I'd have to break the law. At least for me, the Z06 is only entertaining when I'm roaring at full throttle or sliding it sideways (as illustrated in the poorly photoshopped image above). With the pedal down, this thing is way too loud for my tastes. Don't get me wrong, I love the way it sounds, it just attracts too much attention from the good men and women that keep the peace. Oh how I wish I had a "get out of jail free" card.

R1Mulholland.jpg For fun this weekend, I opted for the Yamaha R1 that we have downstairs. Talk about bang for the buck! Plus I got all that entertainment by bending the law, rather than breaking it altogether. More on that later, stay tuned.

Mark Takahashi, Associate Editor @ 48,515 miles

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