2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: On the Road to Buttonwillow Raceway
December 02, 2010
When Vehicle Testing Manager Mike Schmidt presented me with the clipboard of car choices for the weekend, I honestly was at a loss. I couldn't make up my mind which car to take to Buttonwillow Raceway for the 24 Hours of Lemons race. The Sonata, Kizashi or the 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 for a boring 133-mile drive? Mike stood there patiently as I mumbled to myself. "The Sonata is automatic so really easy to drive in traffic and the Kizashi is just as practical...but the Z06 is funnn. But if I take the Z06 on the 5, that's just asking for trouble..."
You can probably guess which one I took. I figure that since I'm going to a racetrack where a bunch of old taped-up cars will be racing all weekend, the Z06 would be a great way to pay tribute. Here's hoping I can resist the temptation to make use of all that power, though.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor