The new 2015 Corvette Z06 is going to put Vette back in the vanguard of next-generation sports cars, but none of it could have happened without the model’s high-octane history.

As this short film by Martin & Sandro Baebler shows.

In the beautifully filmed clip, a well-dressed and well-armed chap pilots a 1960s Stingray split-window coupe up a winding road in some picturesque European mountain town very fast.

As he arrives at a plateau and looks down at a slowly approaching caravan of what can only be trucks carrying gold bullion, one thing is perfectly clear:

The man in the Corvette definitely has the advantage…