Vette Videos: C6 ZR1 vs Jeremy Clarkson – ZR1 WINS!!!

Dateline: 8.26.11
Mr. “I DON’T LIKE Corvettes” goes GAGA over the new ZR1!!

Here's how Clarkson remembers his C6 ZR1 experience in his dreams...

Watching Jeremy Clarkson reminds me of Dr. Greg House from the last TV series I watched, “House.” He’s blunt, brutal, but honest! In the past, he’s been brutally brutal on Corvettes, once describing the C6 he test drove as a “heaven and hell experience.” Then he closed out his report by saying, “It’s a funny car. I mean, it’s a Corvette, so obviously it’s rubbish. But, you can’t work out why.” Then he whispers, “I actually like it.”

THEN… He met the Z6 ZR1! You could say, “He got the Corvette religion!” Except that he keeps calling the car a “Zed-L-One.” (STOP THAT!) I think it was the 638-HP that converted him. Continue reading “Vette Videos: C6 ZR1 vs Jeremy Clarkson – ZR1 WINS!!!”

Vette Videos: Callaway Corvette vs RUF 911 Porsche vs Jeremy Clarkson

Dateline: 8.25.11
A snarkey look back at late ’80s – early ’90s supercars.

I must admit that before watching this I did NOT know who Jeremy Clarkson was. That’s because I really don’t watch very much TV. So, I may well be the last person in America to know who this bloke is. Clarkson is the “presenter” for the TV program, “Top Gear” and he’s quite a character.

The video starts with a piano being dropped on a 911, and other 911 being dropped from a crane. Then a helicopter gun ship fires on an early C4 Corvette. Clarkson savages the 911 first on a race track, but hoots a squeals when the turbos kick in on the 3.4-liter RUF 911. He goes straight after the obvious – at normal speeds, the 911 feels very, well, VW Beetle-like. (Are you allowed to saw such a thing? You can HERE!) “KRIKEY-MOSES!” is what he has to say when the tubros kick in. Back in 1990 the 911 RUF had a top speed of 211-MPH! In the end, he says, “What’a CAR!” The final shot of the 911 RUF is from behind and you get to see some flames popping out of the rear exhaust. Pretty cool!

To start the Callaway portion of the video, Clarkson gets the back end about 45-degrees on the first turn. After dissing the stock suspension and brakes Continue reading “Vette Videos: Callaway Corvette vs RUF 911 Porsche vs Jeremy Clarkson”