Former Formula One driver and, now NASCAR driver, Juan Pablo Montoya has never been one to hold his tongue on matters of his opinion. Whether it’s his well-documented rivalry with Michael Schumacher or his penchant for saying and doing the craziest of things at the most inopportune times, Montoya isn’t afraid to speak his mind, and that wasn’t any more evident than during his time with the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.
The Columbian driver recently paid a visit to General Motor’s Milford Proving Grounds and got a chance to drive a number of Chevrolet vehicles, including the Cruze and the Camaro. But no car caught his attention more than the Corvette ZR1.
Talking to the cameras after his run with the ZR1, Montoya was quick to pay the American sports car a few compliments, saying that, “if you’re looking for something that is exciting to drive, that gets your heart pumping pretty fast, it doesn’t get much better than this.”
On the flip side, Montoya’s years as a top-class racer has also exposed him to a wide number of uber fast sports cars and, while he did have some well-earned props for the ZR1, he also, ever so subtly, pointed out that the ZR1 is a car that isn’t for the weak of heart.
Check out the video and watch how the fiery Montoya does behind the wheel of the Corvette.
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