Biden does a burnout in his 1967 C2 Corvette
Talks about upcoming 200 mph electric Corvette
Joe Biden’s just showing off now, posting about his “‘vetting process” with his C2 Chevrolet Corvette, and talking about the American auto industry. Plus did he just leak an upcoming 200 mph factory electric Corvette?
First off, we love the pun, because while he’s currently working on vetting a Vice Presidential candidate running mate, he’s doing the kind of ‘Vette-ing we’d all rather. Spending time with his immaculate 1967 Corvette Stingray convertible. It’s not the first time we’ve seen the green drop-top, which he’s called “the only vehicle I ever loved,”on an old episode of Jay Leno’s Garage while he was in office. He got it new in August of 1967 as a wedding gift from his Chevy dealer dad.
There's been a lot of talk about my vetting process lately. Here’s an inside look: pic.twitter.com/tFRKJOE3hi
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 5, 2020
This time, he’s driving it in what looks to be his own driveway, talking about the memories of his father and late son. Then he shows off the flip headlights.
He says that “I believe that we can own the 21st-century market again by moving to electric vehicles.”
Biden then adds “and by the way, they tell me… they’re making an electric Corvette that can go 200 mph (320 km/h). You think I’m kidding, I’m not kidding. So I’m excited about it.”
Now that 200 mph Corvette can be one of a couple of things. The first is that he’s referring to the Genovation GXE, a modified C7 Chevrolet Corvette that’s fitted with 800 hp worth of electric motors and a six-speed manual gearbox, letting it hit a claimed top speed of 220 mph (356 km/h).
The second, which is a bit more interesting, is that he’s been talking with someone at General Motors. Biden’s been a longtime GM fan, and has met with GM executives like CEO Mary Barra in the past, so it’s possible that he let slip something he maybe shouldn’t have yet.
Or it could just be one of those things politicians say. Maybe he overheard something, or vaguely remembers reading about it at the doctor’s office? In any case, we’d bet there are some nervous people at GM’s head offices watching that Twitter video on repeat and trying to figure it out.