The situation is particularly embarrassing for the Corvette brand, as it is tied closely to the Bowling Green community: The city is home to Chevrolet's Corvette manufacturing plant as well as the National Corvette Museum.
"It will never have enough power until I can spin the wheels at the end of the straightaway in high gear."
This would be bad enough if it was freeway racing on a 65-70mph posted freeway, but on a 45mph road, yeah, sorry that's just something you can't be doing.UPDATE: According to Kentucky's WNKY, Thim, 27, was caught driving one Corvette at 120 mph, and Derkatz, 30, at 100 mph; a third Corvette on the scene was "not participating in the racing. "
I started my career in Detroit as a test engineer. A test engineer who gets their car impounded is a liability to the company (and the public in this case). A test engineer who loses their license... Is pretty much unable to do their job.
They will get laughed at, no doubt. But their jobs have to be at serious risk here. Both of the engineers arrested are early career. And I've seen more experienced (read: more valuable) engineers let go for lesser offenses.
Last edited by BUJonathan; 01-12-2020 at 10:38 PM.
Which brings us back to square one. Most modern sport cars and sport bikes are used by hooligan outlaws who regularly break the rules and drive dangerously on public roads putting innocent lives at risk. The temptation to take such risks is just too strong. Usually it works out ok. Sometimes it doesn’t. I don’t believe for one second that some or even most Corvette owners obey all traffic laws when street driving and only “open it up” to extra legal speeds on rare occasion when at a closed circuit race course. It’s all wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
Something being fun doesn't excuse it from being dangerous + idiotic.
I think the C8 is a huge achievement but I also agree that it's probably too much for the street and the average driver.
Any car which holds together for a whole race is too heavy.