2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: The Shark
December 17, 2010
I love driving the Z06 on the freeway just a little bit faster than other cars, particularly when it's dusk and relatively clear of congested traffic. I feel like a shark confidently making my way through a sea of hapless fish. I suppose the Corvette's styling, the view of the front fenders from the windshield and the rumbling V8 enhance this. But it's also the instantaneous throttle response and useful torque (even in sixth gear) that allow effortless passing and movement into gaps. That dawdling motorists in the left lane seem more willing to pull over once the Vette's headlights are in view seems to help, too.
It'll be a bummer when we finally sell the Z06.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor