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Chevy’s latest edition of the Corvette—the Z06 Convertible—might be one of a dying breed, despite its wonderful construction.
THE NICE THING ABOUT Corvette, from a social-theory standpoint, is it requires no interpretation. Chevrolet’s plastic fantastic sports car, in its 62nd year, is obviously an American fertility symbol, and never more so than in top-down, convertible form, when it looks like something out of a bachelorette-party gift bag.
Anthropologists might argue that all two-seat sports cars are plumage, coded attempts to enhance status and mate desirability. The Corvette is just a little more frank, with that silhouette, a little less is-you-is-or-is-you-ain’t? You definitely is.
For real horn dogs, there is this week’s test car: The Corvette Z06 Convertible ($94,235, as tested), powered by the mightiest eight cylinders in the inventory, the supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 pushrod V-8, kicking the slats with 650 hp and 650 pound-feet [...]