Vice President Joe Biden paid a visit to the 2017 North American International Auto Show earlier this week, and he was all about the Corvettes.
Road & Track reports through his visit to different brand’s displays, Biden consistently came back to the lineup of C7 Corvettes sitting at the Chevrolet display. And it seems he has enlisted some pretty good company to help him choose his next ride: Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter.
“I have his card now,” Juechter told R&T immediately after Biden finished his tour of the auto show. “He’s trying to figure out what to buy when he’s out of office. He was gonna get a Stingray—he’s imprinted on Stingray.”
“He pulled me out of the crowd three times as he was walking around,” Juechter added. “He wants to try the Z06. He’s a little worried that it might be over the top for him, but he’s definitely interested in trying.” VP Biden reportedly fell in love with the 2017 C7 Corvette Grand Sport, too.
“He got in the Grand Sport and was like, ‘this is really sweet,'” Juechter said. “I was kind of talking it up and he goes, ‘I’ve gotta get this.'”
Per the United States Secret Service, the Vice President is forbidden to drive during his time in office. That includes Biden’s current C2 Corvette Sting Ray, which he has only drive three times in the past eight years.
As stated, Vice President Biden handed Juechter his card and enlisted his expertise.
“Once he gets out and he’s allowed to drive on his own, he’s psyched to get a new one,” the Corvette boss said.