With its mid-mounted, naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 engine, performance-tuned suspension, and driver-oriented cockpit, the 2020 Corvette has all the right stuff to perform on the track. That said, ensuring that you have a fun day hunting apexes takes some prep work beforehand, as outlined here.
According to the 2020 Corvette Track Preparation document, as posted to GM GlobalConnect and shared by GM TechLink, there are five steps to preparing the new C8 for race day. The document is intended as a supplement for 2020 Corvette Stingray models equipped with the optional Z51 Performance Package. Owners are encouraged to check the Owner’s Manual for full details.
Also note that the items covered in the document are the responsibility of the owner, and should not be submitted under warranty. Vehicle warranty may be void if the recommendations are not followed properly.
Let’s briefly go over the 2020 Corvette track day prep list. First, the car must have the right mileage, with a 1,500-mile break-in period recommended prior to high-performance track driving. Second, it’s recommended that the brake fluid be replaced with a high-performance fluid with a dry boiling point greater than 590 degrees Fahrenheit. The document also outlines the new brake pad burnishing procedure, and installing and removing the brake cooling kit.
Additionally, shock spring seat adjustment, tire pressures, and alignment should all be properly set for track driving. Fluid levels should be checked, including the engine oil, and the transmission fluid for the new M1L dual-clutch eight-speed automatic, the latter of which is recommended to receive an additional two quarts of fluid. Finally, the various driver modes and digital driving assists should be configured for track use.
Check out the complete check list and further details in the document below.
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Source: GM TechLink