Back in 2019 my trusty 2012 335ix started to go full german and go after my wallet with some substantial cooling and electrical issues.
It was enough for me to start looking at options for a new car. I didn't want to deal with turbos anymore and I wanted something with more power. I got really close to ordering a ZL1 camaro but before I did I waited to see the new corvette unveiling. I wasn't planning on ordering one but then I heard the magic number of $59,995. I had a reservation in before the end of the event. Everything seemed great until March 11th 2020 and the world seemingly stopped. As an MEP engineer with projects in healthcare, banks, government building etc. I was an "essential worker." Day in and day out for months I would go into the city that looked like it was out of 28 days later. Somehow despite having to constantly be in and out of equipment that was packed with covid for months I got away unscathed. On September 4th I finally got a glimpse of my new car though I wouldn't be able to take delivery until the 8th.
I rolled in with a BMW and out with a Chevy. It felt unreal to be corvette owner at 27 let alone a mid-engined one. I hit the 500 mile break in just a few days later which coincidentally was right outside of a police station. No cops were there to see the first pull thankfully. From the jump the car has been nothing short of a dream, fast, reliable, smooth and loud when you want it to be. It gladly assumed daily driving responsibilities as it hurtled me throughout the northeast.
I used to just lurk on oppo but over the past few years I started to meet more of you all in person and it has been nothing short of a blast. I would find more and more reasons to just get out and go for a drive. Whether is was just crusing around town, flying at top speed on empty bridges at 3am, or even taking it off road to see a fellow oppo it performed dutifully without complaint. Sun, rain or snow nothing would stop me from driving it. The only drive that was white knuckled was when I stayed too long at my then gf now Fiancée's house and got caught in a blizzard on my summer tires. I procrastinated and I got burned by it badly, thankfully both the car and myself were able to get home safely and unhurt. Over all the trips I have done I think the most fun I have had was drving down to Atlanta to catch the Motul Petit Le Mans. The roads down there were an absolute blast and I desperately want to go back down this year. The more I think about my time with this car the more I smile and am eager to go for another drive. I hope everyone is able to have something that makes them feel like this regardless of make, model, wheels or powertrain. Maybe one day my path will have me driving right beside you oppo, I plan on putting many many more miles on this car. So if you see a C8 on the road it just might be me, I'll never want to get out from behind the wheel of this amazing car.