The tease last week from Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin that “There is something coming…” has finally arrived as Chevrolet Europe sponsored a race between a man in a wingsuit and Oliver driving a Corvette Z06. First one to the bottom of the mountain wins!
The man in the wingsuit is Jokke Sommer, a professional skydiver and base jumper. Oliver Gavin needs no introduction to our readers or to those in Europe as he’s been with Corvette Racing since 2002 and is a five-time 24 Hours of Le Mans class winner.
The stunt takes place on a mountain pass in Switzerland called Klausen Pass, 1948 meters (6,391 ft) above sea level. Oliver’s Z06 must travel 7.2 km and will navigate 14 hairpin curves on his way down the pass.
The original promo website had people guessing who would win and on Monday afternoon the voting was 67% Corvette Z06 vs 33% Wingsuit.
Now that the video is live on the Chevrolet Europe’s special website, defeating-gravity.com, we’ll let you experience it without giving away any more details. Under the video is another that offers a “Behind the Scenes” look on how the video was made.
The URL shown for www.ChevroletEurope.com/Z06 takes you to Chevrolet Europe’s main website, which is rebranded as “Camaro and Corvette Europe”. A list of countries are offered and you would select your country for specific information about pricing and models.
We noted that both coupe and convertible models of the Stingrays, Grand Sports and Z06s were all available and each country had their own configurator that offered a level a customization that is comparable to the domestic configurator. The Stingray is offered with 2LT or 3LT trims while Grand Sport and Z06 were only offered in the top level 3LT/3LZ packages.
For the 2017 model year, Chevrolet exported 582 Corvettes to Europe. The best seller was the Corvette Grand Sport.
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