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News Chevy Corvette Driver Hits 131 MPH On Desolate South Dakota Highway

Chevy Corvette Driver Hits 131 MPH On Desolate South Dakota Highway

A straight highway in South Dakota may have landed this C6 Corvette driver a hefty speeding fine

  • A C6 Chevrolet Corvette was clocked at 131 mph (210 km/h) on I-29 in South Dakota

  • The straight, almost empty highway proved too much to pass up for the Corvette driver

  • Another car was apparently involved, but we don’t know the make or model


South Dakota has two interstate highways, one of which is I-29 which crosses the state north to south. It’s essentially a straight shot from what we can see on Google Maps which means that any driver with a car with decent power can reach some pretty high (and illegal) speeds without breaking a sweat.

Corvette C6 South Dakota

That’s what happened to a Corvette C6 driver last week who was clocked going 131 mph by South Dakota highway patrol near Watertown.

A Watertown Trooper stopped two vehicles for racing on I 29, as you can see they were moving way TOO FAST! #keepSDsafe

Posted by South Dakota Highway Patrol on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

There’s mention of a second car, but no details were provided.

From the image, it looks like this was a base C6 Corvette which means it had a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h). It had an 6.2-litre V8 with 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. It was also great for going really fast in a straight line.

This probably isn’t the first time this driver pushed his C6, but it’s probably the last. At least on public roads. Deserted or not, highways aren’t the place to see how fast our car can go.

We’ve seen many instances of street racing in recent months because of the fewer number of cars on the roads. A recent example happened in Toronto where a 19-year-old Mercedes-AMG driver was clocked going  308 km/h (191 mph) in his dad’s car.

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