New Hampshire State Police arrested the driver of a C7 Corvette last weekend after a trooper clocked them travelling at more than double the posted speed limit.
A post published on the Facebook page for the New Hampshire State Police indicates a trooper clocked the C7 Corvette travelling at roughly 150 mph on New Hampshire’s Route 16 highway before pulling the vehicle over.
Not only was the driver travelling at an unreasonably high rate of speed, they were also driving on a suspended license, as the trooper arrested them on charges of both Operating After Suspension and Reckless Operation.
Police also shared a photo of the C7 Corvette in question, which appears to be a Blade Silver example with the Z51 performance package, as evidenced by the low rear lip spoiler. It also appears to feature a large aftermarket rear wing.
The arrest came amid a busy Memorial Day long weekend for troopers nationwide as more motorists took the roads to visit family, vacation and for other leisure purposes. Prior to the long weekend, the National Safety Council (NSC) estimated that up to 415 people may die on U.S. roads during the 2021 Memorial Day holiday period.
The C7 Corvette Stingray, produced from the 2014 to 2019 model years, came standard with a 6.2L LT1 V8 engine producing 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque and was offered with either a seven-seed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. It can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in roughly 4.2 seconds and has a factory-rated top speed of 186 mph.
The C7 Corvette was replaced by the mid-engine C8 Corvette for the 2020 model year, which has a more powerful 6.2L LT2 V8 engine producing 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, as well as a more advanced eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.