At this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise it was hard to ignore the dominance of Corvettes at the event, like the new Z06 on display at the Chevy booth.
An 81-year-old grandma gets a C5 up to 166.3 mph. This is further proof that age ain’t nothing but a number, baby!
Seeing the evolution of the Corvette in photos is one thing, but seeing the transformation from one generation to the next play out in an animation is a completely different story.
Back in the days of the C5, the late John Lingenfelter was able to get a Corvette up to 225 mph with “only” 650 horsepower. By the time the C6 ZR1 rolled into production, it was able to achieve “only” 205 mph with 638 horsepower. With cars that are pumping out similar power figures, why the top speed discrepancy?
There seems to be a looming question on a Corvette Forum thread of exactly what’s the best wax for the job when it comes to shining her up and protecting that black paint.