Don’t expect to see too many C7 Corvettes Z06s in professional drifting competitions anytime soon.
That’s the word from Sue Callaway, senior automotive editor at Time Inc.
A Latvian Corvette Z06 driver finds the perfect curve to get a little sideways in the snow:
A Corvette Z06 driver in Smiltene, Latvia lays down the throttle as he negotiates a curve in the road. An epic hoon in the snow but the ending is a bit abrupt. Did he go into the ditch?
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We can debate all day long on whether the ability to slide your car around corners with the tires spinning and a huge cloud of smoke is a real form of “racing”. But where we will probably find agreement in is that the art of drifting is definitely something that takes a lot of practice to do right. The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah has spent many hours behind the wheel of various autos and even he admitted to not having a clue on how to properly drift. So he headed to the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving where Formula Drift newcomer Corey Hosford was ready for a full day of instruction.
Fitting nicely into our recent theme of green Corvettes comes this video from somewhere in Europe featuring a Corvette Z06 powered by natural gas. The oval track was measured at 400 feet in circumference and our hero in the lime-green Z06 drifted 25 complete rotations for a total of 9,925 feet. The previous record is mentioned in the video at 6,285 feet.