Michelin Presents Wallpaper Wednesday: C7.R at Road America
This week’s wallpaper comes from our own Jonathon Klein. This is one of 6,000 photos he snapped at Road America for a Tudor United Sportscar Championship race earlier this year. No, I didn’t add an extra zero. The dude hit that shutter button 6,000 times.
Do you think it’s outrageous to spend $100,000 to mod a $20,000 C5 Corvette? What if that $100,000 is spent swapping all the car’s fiberglass body panels for carbon fiber pieces?
In the pantheon of astonishing ingredients in the human experience, for me, the new-car smell is a top-ranking player … right up there with a mother’s love and the sensations involved with popping bubble wrap.
Even though my first brand-new car was white, I’ve never been a fan of cars in that color. White paint screams “boring” to me. That’s not the case with the C7 Corvette — especially the Z06.
If the first-generation (E85) BMW Z4 had “flame surfacing”, the C7 Corvette has “blade surfacing”, and that is delightfully apparent when the Corvette’s exterior is slathered in Blade Silver Metallic.