High-powered sports cars like the C7 Corvette Z06 can be a lot of fun, especially on the race track, which is really the only place the Corvette Z06 can safely unleash its full performance potential. Unfortunately, one driver in Las Vegas decided to put the pedal down on the street, a move that landed them a firsthand tour of the back of a police squad car.
In a recent post to social media, the North Las Vegas Police Department (NLVPD) published photos of a C7 Corvette Z06 getting loaded onto the back of a flatbed tow truck. The car looks awesome, with a menacing gray paint finish, big black wheels, enormous red brake calipers, and that characteristic shark-like front end.
Indeed, the C7 Corvette Z06 is a helluva machine, and it has the performance to match the striking exterior. However, putting that performance to the test out on public roads can quickly land you in jail, as the driver of this particular Corvette Z06 found out after they were clocked at 106 mph in a 45 mph zone.
According to the NLVPD post, the Corvette Z06 driver was arrested near the intersection of Deer Springs Way and Losee Road. Charges include six counts of reckless driving, driving without a driver’s license, driving with a suspended driver’s license, and no proof of insurance. According to the social media post, the driver was booked into the North Las Vegas Community Correction Center. Law enforcement also joke that this particular Corvette Z06 belonged to the driver’s mom.
Don’t do 106 in your Z06* and expect to keep your car and license!
-Traffic Officer Lewis The Great 👑
— NLVPD (@NLVPD) December 20, 2022
Luckily, no one was hurt by the driver’s shenanigans. With the supercharged and intercooled 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine under that louvered hood, the C7 Corvette Z06 throws down with 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, enough to send the sports car from a standstill to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds. Impressive stuff – for the racetrack, that is.