Michelin Presents Wallpaper Wednesday: The ZR1’s Racing Pedigree
Until we get confirmation of the C7 Z06’s performance madness, the C6 ZR1 still remains the high water mark of Corvette performance. The ZR1’s capabilities were helped in no small part to all the data and experience acquired in the Corvette Racing program. This week’s Wednesday wallpaper pays homage to a major component of what made the C6 ZR1 great: its racing pedigree.
The video after the jump is a one-minute and thirty-three-second clip of the new Z06 Convertible starting up that I’m betting will have a few people dreaming of hitting the lottery. It certainly has me thinking of some ways I can come up with the cash to buy one. The sound of a C7 Corvette Z06 is a much-needed morphine shot to quell the pain of the world’s four-cylinder, commuter-car cacophony. I’ve already replayed the video ten times to keep my fix alive.
Is it me, or does it seem as though eBay is becoming the go-to spot for scouting rare collectible Corvettes? One of the latest I’ve stumbled upon is a 1967 Lynndale Blue Sting Ray equipped with an (L71) 427 Tri-Power V8 with 435 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque mated to a four-speed manual transmission. The car, being sold by Paramount Classic Cars, is now listed at $200,000 after bidders failed to meet the minimum price the seller desired.
Far be it for me to start spreading rumors, but this one here is pretty interesting, true or not. After hearing Vice President Joe Biden rave so much about the new Corvette Stingray, it appears he might have recently taken delivery of one.
I can’t remember if I’ve ever come across a creepy Corvette, but this one certainly fits the bill. The eerie-looking C6 was created by a fan of Forza Motorsport 4. From the dripping blood, to Pennywise, the Dancing Clown from Stephen King’s “It”, the design is a pretty strange take on a Corvette.