You just bought a new 2011 Chevrolet Volt, you're all set to save the world one full-range EV charge at a time...so what do you do? Hit up Laguna Seca, of course!
The overenthusiastic duo inside this 2011 Chevrolet Volt dampens the party somewhat, but the lack of engine noise lets us hear the Volt's high-efficiency tires scrabbling for all they're worth. The air pressure waves due to an open window also gets a bit bothersome at points--we thought the driver was riding the rumble strips down the straights at first.
What about lap times? From our unscientific use of YouTube's pause feature, we estimate lap times in the 2:15 second range. Not exactly breathtaking, but not completely awful, either. Nonetheless, it's an interesting look at a side of the Volt we haven't seen before. Stay tuned for more in this vein soon.