General Motors CEO Mary Barra Bought This 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible

A month before the recall crisis came into focus at the beginning of 2014, the top dog spot at General Motors was granted to Mary Barra. Wonder what’s sitting in the garage of GM’s helmswoman and one of the most powerful women in the automotive biz?
Mary Barra's Corvette Z06 convertible 5 photos
Mary Barra's Corvette Z06 convertibleMary Barra's Corvette Z06 convertibleMary Barra's Corvette Z06 convertibleMary Barra's Corvette Z06 convertible
We’re much obliged to tell you that the family hauler is a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. Essentially a truck with the body of a full-size SUV, the 5.3-liter V8-powered daily runner is as tough as nails and as practical as possible. Too bad its mammoth size renders it rather hard to park. What else is there? A fifth-gen Camaro.

Mary publicly declared she loves her Camaro SS to bits. A 6.2-liter LS3 small-block V8 and over 400 HP at one’s right foot is a recipe for fun. Truth be told, it’s somewhat hard to imagine the chief exec of General Motors hooning the Camaro’s rear, pulling 11s or getting into a drag race from traffic light to traffic light.

In an interview from late 2014, Mary Barra told the media that she plans to acquire a Cadillac SRX. If that actually happened, it’s mum’s guess, but we’re happy to tell you that the GM CEO’s garage will see the addition of a Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Not joking.

A worker from the Corvette factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky, sent the photographs featured below to The 650 horsepower brute is a convertible model. Probably en route to Mary as we speak, the 2015 Corvette Z06 is equipped with the 8-speed automatic and a Stage 1 Aero Package. In a sea of ominous black, the only contrasting hue is the bright yellow paint applied to the brake calipers.

When Mary Barra took the reigns of General Motors in January 2014, guess what Chevrolet nameplate debuted at then’s edition of the Detroit Auto Show. It seems like Mary’s first big automotive show as the helmswoman of GM also gave her the urge to put an order on Chevrolet’s most performance-oriented car. On an ending note, we’d love to see Mary challenge the Z06-driving blonde to a quarter mile drag race.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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