Michelin Presents Wallpaper Wednesday: Smell this Burnout
With this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday, we get up close and personal with a C6 ZR1 and its burnout … perhaps close enough for some glorious tire aroma to waft through your computer screen.
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?
I have a suspicion volcanoes fear erupting, for it might piss off this particular Blue Devil.
When I look at this German-tuned Corvette, I begin to ponder a great paradox: the Triple X ZR1 would offer such a heavenly experience on the Nürburgring, which is ironically nicknamed “The Green Hell”.
Chevrolet Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter has told Autoblog there are currently no plans to introduce a C7 Corvette ZR1. What a cop-out. This is almost as bad as hearing all future holidays are canceled. Here’s what Autoblog is reporting: “Introducing a ZR1 halo car above the upcoming Z06, which is due at the end […] More »