If you happen to live in the Moscow area and desire to experience the 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque of the C7 Chevy Corvette Z06 on a real race track with professional driving instruction, you’re in luck. Through the end of the summer, you can do so at the GT Academy.
Held at the Moscow Raceway, the program is designed for current and future owners of GT (GranTurismo) vehicles. Providing the driving instruction is professional racecar driver Aleksey Vasilyev, who has competed in various racing events including the FIA GT Championship, the Le Mans Endurance Series, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, among others.
Chevrolet’s presence in the Russian market has been extremely limited since 2015, when GM decided to pull the brand out of the market’s mainstream vehicle segments. Chevrolet currently only offers the Corvette, Camaro and Tahoe, whilke the likes of Kia and Hyundai offer complete vehicle line-ups and gain significant market share in the process. Offering a slight glimmer of hope to change that is GM’s plan to launch the second-generation, all-new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse in the Russian market. The move could potentially foreshadow a planned re-expansion of the Chevrolet brand in the country… though nothing to that effect has been announced.