Urbin Report

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

A damn funny car review

CNN's Peter Valdes-Dapena has fun with review of the Corvette Z06:

The new Corvette Z06 offers an experience notably missing from standard versions of the outstanding Chevrolet sports car.


The Corvette Z06's 7-liter 505-horsepower engine sounds like lots of small things exploding. Find a short highway on-ramp, stomp on the gas, and the explosions start coming faster and faster, turning into a roar.

Beyond about 3,500 RPM, the Z06's second set of exhaust pipes opens up. Those extra pipes don't have much muffler in them, you see, so as not to use up too much power pushing out the exhaust gases. The car's throat is wide open.

You stay in first gear -- the Z06 handles zero-to-sixty in as little as 3.7 seconds in this gear alone -- and the sound gets louder until there's an Alaskan brown bear riding shotgun and, man, he is really ticked.

It continues on from there...go read the whole thing and it's ok to laugh...