As you probably know, the Autobahn highway system in Germany is basically the wild, wild west when it comes to highways. With no imposed speed limit for certain vehicles (we’ll see how much longer that lasts), the Autobahn is the perfect place to test your car’s power and handling. If you happen to drive a top-of-the-line sports car, well, that’s just an added bonus.
In the below video, a Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06 takes max advantage of the Autobahn with an epic top speed run that had the person filming it completely blown away.
“I was doing 160km/hour (99 MPH) in my Panda 100Hp when I saw the ‘vette coming,” Paul Broere, the video’s uploader, writes. “A few seconds later, I just got my camera from the passenger seat and opened my window when it came by. I knew the guy, we were there together, but still… he was doing 320!, so although I knew he was coming, it still scared the shit out of me.”
If you know anything about the Corvette Z06, you know that it was pretty much made to drive on the Autobahn. It was introduced as a 2006 variant of the Corvette C6, with a souped-up 7,011 cc V8 engine that churned out 505 bhp at 6300 rpm and 470 lb-ft at 4800 rpm of torque. Simply put, it housed the largest-displacement small-block engine ever produced.
Boasting a 0-60 MPH time of 3.6 seconds, the Z06 was a NASCAR titan in 2006, serving as the pace car for both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 that year. So, whether it’s in the United States or Europe, the Z06 could get just about any driver on the road to do a double take.
This post was originally published on June 9, 2017.