Back in December, the National Corvette Museum opened the bookings for its new Corvette Experience program, which allows attendees to drive a C8 Corvette Stingray Z51 on track at the nearby NCM Motorsports Park circuit.
The Corvette Experience includes classroom instruction, lunch, a guided VIP tour of the museum and, most importantly, hands-on practice in the new 2020 Corvette on the 3.2-mile NCM road course in a lead-follow format. It sounds great, but the Corvette Experience may be a bit too pricy for some folks, coming in at $799 for the day.
For those Corvette fans with a tighter budget, though, there’s the Corvette Touring Laps program, as well. The Corvette Touring Laps will cost just $300 and will entitle the buyer to four laps around the same 23-turn NCM road course in a lead-follow session.
The National Corvette Museum said last month that it has seven 2020 Corvette Stingray models on order for its Corvette Experience and Corvette Touring Laps programs. The first Corvette Experience Session is scheduled for March 26th, so the museum should be expecting to receive at least some of these seven Corvettes before then.
As we pointed out last December, this lapping event will be one of the first opportunities many Corvette fans will have to drive the C8 Corvette on a race track, with the NCM Motorsports Park among the first driving schools to receive a C8 Corvette for instructional purposes.
As a reminder, the C8 Corvette with the Z51 package, has a 6.2-liter Small Block LT2 V8 engine, which makes 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and sophisticated electronic rear differential, the car will hustle from 0-60 mph in less than three seconds and top out at a supercar-rivaling 194 mph.
More information on the 2020 Corvette lapping programs is available via the NCM’s website at this link.
Source: Business Insider