The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is easily the fastest, most powerful and officially the loudest production car GM has ever built. So when they asked if I wanted to come to Willow Springs and … ride in it … well, I must admit for a second or two there I was disappointed with the word “ride” when I was hoping for “drive.” But what the heck, it beat attending the second day of press conferences at the LA Auto Show (just kidding LA Auto Show -- please don’t cancel my credentials). And it was the toweringly powerful ZR1, after all. I’d pay to watch that drive by.
Plus, I looked forward to someday echoing what GM executive vice president Mark Reuss had said at the ZR1’s launch in Dubai: “I’ve never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there’s never been one like this before.”