WDIV Local 4 News in Detroit brought in a local Corvette expert to serve as a special correspondent for their coverage of the 2018 North American International Auto Show. The expert was none other than Detroit Police Chief James Craig who served as Local 4’s special reporter at NAIAS. Once on the scene, he made a bee-line for Chevrolet’s Corvette display.
The Chief, who is the owner of a 2016 Corvette Z06, was all about checking out the new 2019 Corvette ZR1 which he called “The number 1 muscle car in the world. Not America. The world! ZR1 Corvette!”
Chief Craig referred to his 640-hp Corvette Z06 as being “a puppy” as he stood next to an Arctic White ZR1 Coupe. “Dodge can say all they want about the Demon and Hellcats, but guess what? No comparison,” he says to an unidentified man sitting in the driver’s seat.
Phil Minch, Corvette’s Program Engineering Manager, was on hand to answer questions about the 755-horsepower supercar. He stated that ordering will start this month and production starts in March.
“My Z06 has my name on the dash,” the Chief says to Minch. “Can I get my name in this one. Is it built in Kentucky? I want my name in it…” Minch replies with “You can pick your VIN if you want” which totally blows the Chief’s mind.
The Chief then comes across a red Lingenfelter restomod featuring a supercharged LT4 engine in a 1963 Corvette Grand Sport recreation body. You can see his reaction this car and more in Local News 4’s video:
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