OPTIMA Presents Corvette of the Week: Arctic White-Hot Z51
Chevy’s decision to call this Corvette of the Week’s color “Arctic White” does nothing to cool the hot demeanor of the C7, let alone this one with the red rim blades that match the red brake calipers and the Adrenaline Red Competition Sport seats.
Ordinary fixed-roof coupes were born before the benefits of the LS6’s power boost that made the C5 Z06 legendary; however, this fixed-roofer is a legend in its own right.
Take a look at this Torch Red Z51 Corvette Stingray, and you’re basically looking at the car that represents the C7’s first model year; hence my coronation of it as “Corvette of the Year”.
While “PKAR’s” ’80 ruby Corvette convertible is leading a formidable lineup of sports cars, he certainly has a robust lineup of his own.
This week’s “Corvette of the Week” carries a bittersweet story. For the majority of you who love all kinds of cars, this article will be more sweet than bitter. For those of you who live and breathe Corvette, and nothing else, this is going to hurt like a root canal.