Grandpa Fred ‘Rocket Man’ Underwood Blasts Off at Texas Mile
With a modified 2009 C6 ZR1 pushing 730-horsepower, ol’ Rocket Man is edging ever closer to having a 200-mph run for a standing mile at the Texas Mile high speed shootout.
The 2015 Corvette Z06 is powerful, fast, and relatively inexpensive. Plus, it’s a high performance car you can actually go into a dealership and get.
I have to say that had it not been for the headline of the following story, I would’ve stopped reading about two paragraphs in because it was tough determining exactly where the article was headed. It’s hard not to be intrigued by a headline like “Murder in a Corvette,” though.
Motor Trend decided to do a proper track test with the new Corvette Z06, while pitting the supercar against one of its main competitors: the Nissan GT-R Nismo.
Corvette Forum member WELEPRO took home a brand new Z06, and he’s already given us video of the first start-up and a glowing drive-home report.