My friend’s three year old Corvette moves two people quite well, with over 30 MPG fuel economy, and performance. Much better than those 6 MPG SUVs also carrying only one or two people 88% (or more) of their lives!
Of course having driven those other “plastic cars”, namely Lotus Elans, for over 40 years, also getting high performance and good fuel economy, must say that Corvettes are rather huge by comparison. (My brother had one of the second year (64) “Original” stingrays, many years ago.)
BTW, some “old lady” hogging the center lane at 5mph slower than the flow of traffic, regardless the speed limit, is over 500 times more likely to CAUSE an accident, than someone traveling WITH the flow of traffic at 10 MPH above the “posted” limit on limited access highways. Also used to cruise in Nevada and Montana with “reasonable and prudent” rather than speed limits at well over 100 mph, quite safely, and the state patrol just ignored it unless you were doing something stupid like unsafe passing, weaving in an out, or driving DUII.
It IS the drivers blocking traffic flow, ignoring “right of way” rules, or failing to maintain their vehicles who should lose their license, not ’vette types “doing what comes naturally” in vehicles designed to do that safely.
Sorry folks, pet peeve!!
Apr 12, 2017