81-Year-Old Grandma Clocked at 166 mph in C5 Corvette
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.
This week’s Corvette of the Week comes from “FinalJenemba” whose story has made me appreciate the Corvette even more, which is huge for me because I thought I already had my foot planted pretty firmly on the Corvette appreciation throttle.