If you plan to outrun the law in Wake County, N.C., you'd better have a very, very fast car. The Raleigh News & Observer says sheriff’s deputies have used a black Chevy Corvette Z06 to pull over speeders. The car has a top track speed of 198 miles per hour. On official said the Corvette was seized from a drug dealer.
Gary Buchanan of Raleigh, who owns a 2007 Corvette, saw deputies using the unmarked Z06 to enforce the 65 MPH speed limit on an interstate. “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 lights started going off, man, she'd be scared to death.” Buchanan said he was concerned about the safety and expense of using the car for law enforcement. The vehicle handles poorly in wet or cold weather, he said, and he wondered how a deputy could use a stick shift and work the blue lights and radio all at the same time.