While on my visit in New Orleans I was able to get behind the wheel of a ZR1 . The ZR1 is Chevy’s fastest production Corvette to date with 620hp. This car is a monster! I drive a truck on a daily basis so this much horsepower was defiantly a little intimidating for me. But how can I pass up an opportunity to drive in a ZR1.
I took the car to a street that I knew didn’t have a lot traffic on it. I started off cruising at 20 mph taking it nice and slow getting a feel for the car. This stretch of road was bout 1/2 mile long and had some nice soft turn and a good straight away. After a few laps in the blue beast it was time to see what it can do, or should I say what I can handle. I took the turns cautiously not going too fast, then I got to the straight away. I floored it, and without hesitation I was at 95mph. WOW! Keep in mind that this car can go 200 mph, so I was no where near it’s top speed. But accelerating that fast got my blood flowing and a smile on my face. I’m no race car driver and driving 200 mph is not a good idea on public roads. I think that will do it for me, I have to come back for another test drive in the ZR1. Maybe next time on a race track.