There’s a lot more going on at a Barrett-Jackson auction then just selling cars. There’s the food and beverages, vendor booths to visit and of course, take a really fast ride in a Z06. Okay, so a hot lap in a Corvette Z06 may qualify as selling cars as it’s the ultimate test drive.
Chevrolet, along with Ford and Dodge, were set up at one end of the auction site, offering free test drives on a cone-lined course. Once the test drive was complete, Chevrolet offered a hot lap in a Corvette Z06 from our friends at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club – home of the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School.
When Chevrolet wants to show off their halo car to the enthusiasts who were in attendance, there’s no better way to experience the performance of the Corvette Z06 than taking a hot lap with capable drivers from Spring Mountain.
The track is set up almost like circular autocross but that’s all the Corvette Z06s needs to show its performance creds. It’s amazing how fast the Corvette Z06 can push the limits on a very small track, not so much for top speed but acceleration, handling and braking.
Of course, the guys driving for Spring Mountain were having fun with the hot laps and once we started photographing the Corvettes roaring around the course, their driving got even more spirited as they would slide the Z06s around and onto the final straight.
Here’s some of those photos featuring the Spring Mountain Corvette Z06s at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach. As a bonus, I recorded my hot lap and you can see it below the photos.
Here’s our hot lap with Jason in the Torch Red Corvette Z06. The video doesn’t do any justice as you can only be in the Corvette to experience that feeling as the acceleration forces you back in the seat and then the braking wants to throw you though the window!
All I can say was great fun! Thanks again Spring Mountain and Chevrolet for the experience!
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