OPTIMA Presents Corvette of the Week: New-Car Smell Intact
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.
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.
Today Tracy Rominger joined Corvette Forum because he just bought this: his sixth Corvette … an Arctic White 2014 2LT model. He traded his Jaguar F-TYPE for it. Bye-bye Jag.
Is there ever a bad excuse to drive a Corvette Stingray and a Ferrari 458 Italia on a racetrack? Probably not. Why did I recently get to drive a C7 Corvette and a Ferrari 458 Italia on a racetrack? Because Transformers: Age of Extinction just came out on Blu-ray and Digital HD. That’s my excuse.
New Corvette Forum member “hungryhorace”, the owner of this week’s Corvette of the Week, is a total G. He just picked up this 2006 Z06 so that he could “do some transcontinental trips through Europe”. What an awesome human being, right?