Vette Videos: Jeremy Clarkson Gushes All Over the C6 Z06 at Willow Springs Raceway
But on the street, it’s grump, Grump, GRUMP!
Jeremy Clarkson from the TV program, “Top Gear” arguably has the best car-guy job on the planet! All he has to do is drive, burn rubber, and critique. And his critiques are usually, ah, I’ll be a lot nicer that the comments people leave on YouTube, and describe them as “crabby.”
Clarkson starts off flogging the pants off the 505-horsepower C6 Z06 at Willow Springs Raceway and is just about besides himself! He loves what the car will do on the track and has WAY too much fun rear-wheel-drifting the “Zed-Oh-Six” as he calls the car. (He’s a Brit, so we’ll cut him a little slack!) Everything is sweetness, light, and adrenaline… COOL!
Then, it’s out on to real roads – that’s when the “Clarkson grumping” begins! It’s no surprise that the C6 Z06 is closer to a track car than a GT street machine. And with 505 “net” horsepower, the overall package is more like a C3 L88 with quasi-street manors… sort of. What always amuses me is how once a performance car gets over a certain price point, they’re all lumped together. So, while Clarkson rips on the C6 Z06 for excessive road noise and harshness, he compares the Zed-Oh-Six to the Ferrari 599, which at $310,543, costs nearly THREE TIMES the Z06 Corvette.
Which begs the question, what would a “Zed-Oh-Six” experience be like with another $140,000 into the car? Could Clarkson handle it??? – Scott
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