Last year Edmunds.com bought a 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51 Coupe to use as a long-term test vehicle and we’ve been following some of the car’s tests on their twitter feed. Recently, Edmunds staff drove the Corvette to Detroit for the North American International Auto Show and on the way encountered a huge snow storm in the Colorado mountains.
The guys at Edmunds knew that they may be seeing some winter weather which is why they outfitted the Corvette with Pirelli Sotto Zero Serie II winter tires before leaving California.
As the Corvette began the trek up the mountains, Edmunds.com Editor in Chief Scott Oldham utilized the Corvette’s Drive Mode Selector in “Weather” mode to keep the Corvette moving. But at one point, he was forced to stop and once stopped, there was no going forward.
So there he was, stuck and blocking a lane of travel on I70 in a blizzard. Things looked so desperate that a call was even placed to 911. So how did he break free get to a hotel room several miles down the road? By backing down the highway to where he could get some traction so he could move forward again.
We know some will say that he had no business driving a car like a Corvette though the Rocky Mountains in January, but others will appreciate the “Drive It Anywhere” attitude.
Check out the full account of Scott’s epic journey in the Edmunds.com Lime Rock Green Z51 Stingray Coupe through a major snow storm.