When Joe Biden was in Detroit last month during the North American International Auto Show to discuss the positive turnaround of the U.S. Auto Industry, he took it as an opportunity to praise the 2015 Corvette Z06. It seems that the Vice President just can’t keep his mind off the ‘Big Nasty’, as he praised the latest high performance ‘Vette again during a United Auto Workers Conference in Washington yesterday.
“Everyone wants to know whether or not I’m going to run for president,” Biden said. “There’s a lot of reasons to run for president, but there’s one overwhelming reason not to run for president. I’d like to get that Z06 with 0-60 in 3.4 seconds. 3.4 seconds! You tach that sucker up to six grand and this comes out of the hole like a bullet, man.”
Yes. That is an actual quote from the Vice President that you just read. Biden is a bona fide gearhead and has complained in the past about the secret service not letting him drive his 1967 Corvette for security reasons. One day, he got tired of not driving it and did a burnout down his driveway at his home in Delaware.
“I still have my ’67 Corvette. By the way, my grown sons had it rebuilt for me, and it cost seven times the sticker price, rebuilt. But it’s a quarter horse, man. That’s all it is, is a quarter horse,” Biden said.
If Biden ends his political career anytime soon, it sounds like his ’67 ‘Vette might get a new Z06-badged stable mate.