When Tadge Juechter and his crew were busy coming up with the 2015 Corvette Z06, they were probably hoping for somebody just like Gene Sanchez Leeds to climb behind the wheel.
You see, Mr. Leeds does “ridiculous things with Corvettes,” as he puts it in his blog post on Road and Track.
Put another way, he doesn’t park his Corvettes on a pedestal, instead preferring to enjoy them, and enjoy them HIS way.
Take, for example, his current ride – a 2015 Corvette Z06 (with the Z07 package) that he plans to drive every day this winter, including on his two-hour round trip into and out of Manhattan.
He’s a braver man than most, wouldn’t you say?
Leeds admits he isn’t sure how his experiment will wind up, whether it’s in a “boisterous post about how the new Z06 can not only be driven around Virginia International Raceway faster than a Porsche 918, but can also be daily driven in the absolute harshest of conditions” or “in a selfie of me with frozen tears on my face and yellow tow-truck lights reflecting off a cracked-up bumper.”
Leeds is no stranger to weird things behind the wheel of his Corvette. After installing a 100 dry shot of nitrous on a Hertz ZHZ rental Corvette, he emptied the bottle racing in Southern California. He’s also ripped the roof off his C6 Z06 – while parked along a freeway with cars whizzing past – just so he could enjoy the drive a little more since the car didn’t come that way from the factory.
This may be the ultimate challenge for him, though, and no matter what happens over the next few months, we’ll get to see it through the eyes of his Performance Data Recorder.
That includes during the monster blizzard that’s hitting New York City any minute now. Somehow we don’t think those long-hanging splitters will last long in those conditions.
Leeds is considered a friend of CorvetteBlogger.com after sharing these photos of the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertibles at the 2014 New York Motor Show.
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