It’s Motor Trend Best Driver’s Car season and, with no doubt, the 2015 C7 Corvette Z06 arrived on the scene to put its credentials to the test at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Randy Pobst, race car driver extraordinaire, hopped in for a hot lap with the 2015 Corvette Z06, but it quickly became evident there were some issues holding the car back.
While the car was performing exquisitely in the cornering and grip departments, Pobst reports in the video the Corvette Z06 was misfiring, and simply wasn’t making any power when asked, comparing the straightaway experience to that of a 1962 Ford Falcon.
A shame, because it’s clear the kind of potential the C7 Z06 has, and it has been well documented before. Unfortunately for General Motors, the 2015 C7 Corvette Z06 may not be the shining star it was poised to be at this year’s competition. But, maybe the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V will be, instead.
You can’t win them all, but the C7 Corvette Z06 did take home Car and Driver’s Lightning Lap crown, if it’s any consolation to the Corvette team.