Epic Drives Episode 3: Chevrolet Corvette ZR1's Excellent Italian Adventure
Testosterone flows in episode three of Motor Trend's Epic Drive. Motor Trend's Editor at Large Angus MacKenzie teams again with MT's Best Driver's Car co-host and GT2 Class winner at Le Mans' Justin Bell for male-to-male banter on the streets of Europe. No, not streets, but highways, specifically one: the famed Autobahn of Germany. Friendly rivalry flares between the two long-time mates as both take turns taking the first weapon of choice—the all-too American Chevrolet Corvette ZR1—in a battle to reach top super car speed in an ultimate fish out of water challenge. Quips MacKenzie, "Spotting a Corvette on the road, spotting a ZR1 on the road, is like seeing a Lamborghini in Albuquerque." The first challenge over and the Corvette declared the winner both on the Autobahn and the vertigo-inducing Stelvio Pass, MacKenzie drives out a Ferrari 458 Italia as the second weapon of choice. Focus turns to Bell as he takes the Corvette in a straight muscle-to-muscle against one of Italia's best (driven by MacKenzie, of course.) The winner? Check it out. Source: YouTube
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