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    Deputies using Corvette to catch speeders

    Deputies using Corvette to catch speeders

    By Michael Biesecker - Staff Writer
    Published: Tue, Jul. 21, 2009 06:08PM

    RALEIGH, NC
    -- If you plan to outrun the law in Wake County, you’d better have a very, very fast car.

    Or maybe a rocket.

    Wake deputies have been spotted using a black Chevy Corvette Z06 to pull over speeders on Interstate 40. Among the fastest production cars in the world, the Z06 has a base sticker price of $74,875 and a growling V8 racing engine that turns out 505 horsepower.

    The car has a top track speed of 198 miles per hour, according to Chevrolet.

    Though the car has set tongues wagging among Triangle sports-car enthusiasts, Sheriff Donnie Harrison declined to talk to The New & Observer about the Corvette Monday or Tuesday. He did show the car to crews from local television stations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    Deputies using Corvette to catch speeders

    By Michael Biesecker - Staff Writer
    Published: Tue, Jul. 21, 2009 06:08PM

    RALEIGH, NC
    -- If you plan to outrun the law in Wake County, you’d better have a very, very fast car.

    Or maybe a rocket.

    Wake deputies have been spotted using a black Chevy Corvette Z06 to pull over speeders on Interstate 40. Among the fastest production cars in the world, the Z06 has a base sticker price of $74,875 and a growling V8 racing engine that turns out 505 horsepower.

    The car has a top track speed of 198 miles per hour, according to Chevrolet.

    Though the car has set tongues wagging among Triangle sports-car enthusiasts, Sheriff Donnie Harrison declined to talk to The New & Observer about the Corvette Monday or Tuesday. He did show the car to crews from local television stations.

    Full Story: Deputies using Corvette to catch speeders - Wake County - News & Observer

    And why are the cops risking lose of life chasing down speeders at that rate of speed? Most people (99.9% or more) can not keep a 500hp car going straight on a road. I wish them the best, but I'm afraid they are playing with a hand granade.
    Last edited by LasVegasVette; 12-20-2009 at 12:12 AM.

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