North Carolina police to use Corvette Z06 as its new police interceptor
The next time you decide to drive around Wake County, N.C., we must warn you that if you get caught by the cops, chances are that you’ll have a tough time outrunning them.
The police department of Wake County has a new - and sneaky - speed limit enforcer – an unmarked black Chevrolet Corvette Z06, which by the mere mention of the name should serve as a warning to those who decide to push their vehicles past the speed limit: it’s no fun being chased by a Corvette Z06. The PD’s new police interceptor was recently seized in a drug bust and being the vigilant purveyor’s of the law that they are, the police decided to turn the Corvette Z06 into its very own chase car.
According to Gary Buchanan, a Raleigh resident who owns a 2007 Corvette, he told The News & Observer that he recently saw Wake County officers last week cruising in the unmarked Z06 on I-40 in Cary. "It had blue lights in the back and blue lights in the front," he said. "It was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. Something like that is so extreme. I mean, if my wife was out driving and this thing came up behind her and the light’s started going off, man, she’d be scared to death."
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The idea of using a rather expensive sports car as an interceptor has drawn mixed reviews from some people, some of which, we presume, are bummed to find out that their cars have no chance against this Corvette in the event they get their hands caught in the cookie jar.
And if the Corvette in itself isn’t enough, the PD even upgraded the Z06, making it an even more formidable adversary against slapdash drivers.
So If we were you, we’d be extra careful in pushing the throttle in this town. Take our advice: you don’t want to be caught in a car chase with a Corvette Z06.
Source: New York Times