As obvious and superfluous a statement as this is, certain cars excel at certain things. Each has its strengths and weaknesses, whether those come about by engineering accident, or conscious compromise. So, when winter rolls around, some cars tend more frequently to be resigned to the plush safety of the garage, whilst Mother Nature works out a few things.
Alas, automotive blogger Gene Sanchez Leeds is bucking the trend to try and discover just what, after all, is so darn bad about driving the new Corvette Z06 all winter-long? And he’ll be documenting his adventures (or more probably, misadventures) for Road & Track magazine.
But as Gene himself notes, “While I may be stupid, I’m not insane.” That is why Mr. Leed has ridden the car of the stock Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 performance tires in order to bolster his frightfully low chances for survival, and he’s sourced a set of Pirelli Winter Sottozero tires instead. That in itself was no easy task, as the wheels on the Z06 are massive, at 20-inches by 12-inches.
That’s the extent of Mr. Leed’s preparation of the car. All we can do now is sit back, and wait for regular updates on the foolhardy endeavor. It’s all over, as they say, but the crying.