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Here's a funny story my 14yo son wants me to share.
We went out touring in the Vette and stopped at the local ice cream shop. As we stood outside in line waiting to be served we couldn't help but notice that one loud voice from a group in front drowned out all conversations. Eventually the loudmouth called out to me and my son - "Hey, is that a Grand Sport?". When I replied it is, he shouts "so how much horsepower does that thing have?" I paused for a moment, wondering if he had noticed the Callaway badging, then answered "six-oh-six". This was obviously not the answer he expected because he actually stopped talking (thank God). So I just told he friends that yes it's a Grand Sport but it has the Callaway package on it for the extra power.
The guy actually still had nothing to say until the young lady next to him asked "what were you saying was in your car?". I didn't hear his mumbled reply.
A few minutes later after my son and I had our order, the loudmouth was back in form entertaining his friends. As we passed the group, he tells me "My car is an XLR-V! It's built on the Corvette platform but has a much nicer interior. It's a Cadillac!" I just replied "sounds sweet, I'm sure the interior is lovely."
As my son and I drove home we laughed remembering the image of loudmouth's friends checking out our Vette, while he sulked in back. Thank you Callaway!
Because of its limited production (and appeal), the XLR will probably be a collectors item; however, I will take the Vette any day! BTW, isn't it interesting how often large wallets and large mouths seem to go together......
Great story and great looking car, thanks for sharing. By the way, although 100% from the USA, I think we are the luckiest nation in the world to share our major boarder with a country as great as Canada.