With its mid-mounted 6.2L V8 LT2 engine and high-performance suspension, the 2020 Corvette is well-equipped to tackle a track day. However, prior to hitting the front straight, there are a few things the new Corvette needs to ensure everything goes smoothly, as outlined in the following video.
Posted by YouTuber Morgan Crosbie, the video clocks in at seven minutes, 48 seconds, and gives a rundown on the prep needed to get the 2020 Corvette on the racetrack. As Crosbie points out, just five percent of Corvette owners actually take their ride to the racetrack, so Chevrolet left some of the track-worthy prep work to those owners who decide to test the limit in a track-day environment.
These steps are critical for any 2020 Corvette owners interested in doing some track driving because, as Crosbie reiterates, GM may not honor the warranty unless these steps are taken to get the mid-engine sports car ready for track duty. Part of the prep includes setting the suspension up with the right alignment, including camber and toe adjustments.
Also, the 2020 Corvette must be properly broken in prior to race day. This includes a 1,500-mile break-in schedule to properly set up the transmission, brakes, tires, and other components. Check out our previous coverage of the 2020 Corvette break-in schedule for more information. In addition to getting the mechanical bits up to spec, the break-in period also helps the driver get more comfortable with the vehicle prior to testing its limits on a track.
The brake fluid boiling point, transmission fluid levels, and other track-day prep considerations are also covered. Much of this information has been covered previously.