Wait until you find out their excuse for driving at this crazy speed.
It was probably inevitable that street racers and speeders would take advantage of the quieter roads during the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, the driver of a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was clocked speeding at 180 mph in a 70-mph zone. Surprisingly, it hasn't taken long for another driver to beat that speed record during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Yet, it bears repeating: just because the roads are quieter does not mean that police aren't out looking for speeders, as the driver of a Chevrolet Corvette recently found out.
According to Trooper Heather Axtman on Twitter, the driver of a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette was clocked driving at the crazy speed of 192 mph in Snohomish County, Washington at 7.45 am on Sunday, May 3. That's more than three times the posted 60-mph speed limit.
The Corvette left the highway onto Washington State Route 9 and was pulled over by police after being clocked driving at nearly 200 mph.
What was his excuse for driving so fast, you ask? When police questioned the 31-year old man, the driver claimed he was "on his way to breakfast." This turned out to be a very expensive breakfast commute because the driver was charged with reckless driving, and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Considering that their reaction times would have been impaired, it's fortunate the driver didn't lose control of the Corvette at this insane speed, which would cause a horrific accident.
It isn't known which version of the Corvette the man was driving, but it was most likely a Corvette Z06 or Corvette ZR1 model judging from the insane speed they achieved. In 2008, the C6 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 packed a LS7 7.0-liter supercharged V8 producing 505 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. This enabled the car to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 198 mph. The driver came close to maxing out the Corvette, but we wouldn't advise attempting this on the public highway.