Here's a chance to own one of the most unique Corvettes ever made.
You could go out and place an order for the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. For the amount of power you're getting, this latest Corvette is a better value than ever. And now that it's switched to a mid-engine setup, handling should be a marked improvement as well. But here's the thing with all-new Corvettes: they don't have interesting stories, at least not yet.
For anyone who desires a Corvette with one of those great stories plus the old school front-engine setup, we've found something quite special. Up for sale at GT Motor Cars in Wallington, Connecticut is the very first C6 Corvette Z06 experimental car.
Not only was it the first Z06 off the assembly line in Bowling Green, Kentucky on February 4, 2005, but it was also the Z06 that set a Nurburgring lap time of 7:42.99 in June of that year. Corvette Racing's Jan Magnussen was behind the wheel for the occasion and he even signed the car under its center console lid.
Chevy referred to this Corvette as the "Blue Devil" EX Z06 and not only was it tested at the Green Hell, Spa-Francorchamps, and the Virginia International Speedway. It also exceeded 200 mph on the Autobahn. At the time, Chevy was testing its then-new 7.0-liter LS7 V8, which produced a total of 505 hp, making it the most powerful naturally aspirated engine GM ever put into a production car at the time. Before testing began, Chevy retrofitted this Z06 with safety equipment for its upcoming adventures.
Another interesting thing about the car is that it was used by Magnussen to take journalists around the 'Ring and was even photographed for many car magazines, including that awesome "airborne" shot. It later earned the nickname "Blue Devil."
So, how much? $80,000 is the asking price, which isn't terrible considering its history. But there's one last thing: it's not designated for street use. It does come from a very well-known Corvette-collecting family, so it's intended to remain a collector's car.