Though the 2016 C7 Corvette Z06 wasn’t the shining star it should have been during Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car competition, due to a supercharger fault, Car and Driver had a different experience during its Lightning Lap event.
In fact, it placed first on the track, displacing its Cadillac cousin, the 2016 CTS-V.
C&D tells a story about the 2016 C7 Z06 as a masterful, tactile track tool. The report cites a loss of thoughts, and an empty head before launching “Big Nasty” and taking off with the utmost force. Then, smiles as second gear takes the driver up to 93 mph.
But, to quote, it’s not a “peaceful, monk-on-a-mountain experience.” The brash beast still tests the driver, and commands the utmost respect. As it should.
It’s hard to think how the Corvette team can top such a car, but we’re sure they have a mid-engine ideas in the works.