We know that Joe Biden loves his 1967 Corvette. But after seeing the new Corvette Stingray and Z06 at last month’s NAIAS, we’re pretty sure that the country’s vice president has a severe case of Corvette Fever for the new models.
Our Corvette-loving Vice President was captured on video talking to the UAW Legislative Conference on Wednesday. After highlighting several new autos from the different automakers, Biden ask the crowd to indulge him as he makes some comments about the new Corvette Stingray and the upcoming Corvette Z06.
Here is what “Uncle Joe” said:
“I still have my ’67 Corvette. By the way, my grown sons had it rebuilt for me, and it cost seven times the sticker price, rebuilt. But, it’s a quarter horse, man. That’s all it is, is a quarter horse.”
“But that new Stingray, yoooo. Oh, it’s more than a quarter horse, even though it goes 0-60 in 3.9 seconds — not that I like speed. It also can track on a curve. It has a 106.7 inch wheelbase. It has more weight in the back, for the first time ever. And I could hardly wait, if I were just not in this job, to take on my friend’s Porsche.”
“I’m serious. It’s the best buy in America!”
“You know, Motor Trend says it snaps back the center and let’s you hold the car through any corner. I can hardly wait!”
“You know, by the way you guys, everyone wants to know whether I am going to run for president. There’s a lot of reasons to run for president, but there’s one overwhelming reason not to run for president. I’d like to get that Z06 (pronounced zee-zero-six) with 0-60 in 3.4 seconds. 3-4 seconds! You tack that sucker up to six grand and this comes out of the hole like a bullet, man.”
“I was talking to the chairman of General Motors and I said, ‘God, I’d love to drive this sucker.’ And I said ‘the only place they let me to drive is on the test track at the secret service’. And he said ‘maybe we can arrange to have one there.’ I may ask.”
Here is the video of Vice President Joe Biden making these comments to the UAW:
Joe saw the 2015 Corvette Z06 for the first time when he made a visit to the 2014 North American International Auto Show with GM CEO Mary Barra in Detroit last month. Here’s some of the photos from that visit: