I got to drive one, I left stains.

Discussion in '2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06' started by MR2Man, Dec 26, 2002.

  1. I recently had to pick up a car from the seatle auto auctions and deliver it to a customer in san fransisco (15 hour drive) Well, needless to say, it was a 2001 Z06 <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A> First things first, I've driven a lot, and I mean a lot of cars, it's part of my job, but this thing was the most comfortable car I have ever been in, everything is adjustable, even the steerying wheel is telescopic, but that's no different from the normal vettes (I've driven a few of those). But when you step on it, there is a big difference, it throws you back in the seat and keeps you there right up on past 100mph, and more than once i found my self cruising down I5 doing 120mph and not even noticing it (I finally stopped my self from doing that when I turned the hud brightness up and the speedomter was right there in my face the whole time). Usually I wouldn't do this, but I wanted to check out the handeling on it, so I cut across highway 199 (not many roads curverier than that) and I never had to drop below 50mph going through recomended 15mph corners <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A> There was absolutly no body role at all, and it wouldn't even try to spin the tires if you floored it coming out of the corner thanks to good traction control (it tells ya when it's engaging). From there on I stayed on 101 all the way to SF, got many a good looking women looking at me in it (I looked damn good in that car).

    Really my only complaint, which could easily be fixxed with a little more expirience in driving it, is that it revs so fast that you often find your self floating the valves (I did it a few times, cursed my self for every one).


    Also, a bit off topic, but I found my self addicted to the Heads Up Display by the end of the trip and was wondering if anyone knows where I might be able to find an after market one for my own car.
     
  2. Re: I got to drive one, I left stains.

    Nice story. Its little opertunitys like that which make you want to get a better job to be able to spring out 50k on a car.
    Last year, I "had" to fly out to Arzona and drive my bosses car back to San Francisco. The thing is, his car happened to be a 2001 M5. I got paid to rock that thing at 155 (I actually hit the governor's limit) on the baren straight flat desert roads in western arizona and south CA.
    I fell in love.
     
  3. Re: I got to drive one, I left stains.

    I doubt that anyone is reading this thread anymore....but what does "floating the valves" mean?
     

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