2002 Chevrolet Corvette Long Term Road Test

2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: Taking on a Storm

December 06, 2010


Last night after the 24 Hours of Lemons race in Buttonwillow, I was tasked with driving our 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 back in truly scary weather. Well, scary by Southern California standards.

If you remember, the last time I had to drive our Vette in the rain, I was a little bit skeeved out about its all-over-the-road-ness. But surprisingly, this time with high-speed winds and sheets of rain, the Corvette held its own and remained unfazed. Has to be those new tires.

Even when it was pea-soup foggy AND windy at the same time (don't know how that was possible but it happened) with cow-size tumbleweeds coming at me, I felt pretty confident. This time I only worried about how the other drivers around me in semis and SUVs would react to the crazy weather. Fortunately everyone drove safely but not overly cautiously so. Regardless, I felt sure the Corvette would have been able to maneuver around whatever was thrown its way. Just glad I didn't have to test that.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 54,729 miles

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