With a new mid-engine layout, a sophisticated eight-speed dual-clutch transaxle and General Motors’ advanced Global B electric architecture enabling over-the-air updates, the C8 Corvette is radically different than every iteration of the sports car that came before it.
For that reason, we could understand if some Corvette fans are a bit intimidated to pull the trigger and order the latest version of Chevrolet‘s long-running sports car. The C8 Corvette isn’t any less approachable than the C7 Corvette, though, as evidenced by this recent walkaround video uploaded to Chevrolet’s YouTube channel.
The video, entitled ‘Accelerated Preparation: Walkaround’ is intended to give new or future C8 Corvette owners a quick rundown of the sports car’s features, what has changed and where important items like the trunk/hood release and parking brake are located. It also shows the owner how to pair their smartphone with the C8 Corvette infotainment system, how to adjust the head-up display and how to adjust the seat lumbar support.
Another important area covered in this video is battery charging. Many Corvette owners only drive their car occasionally, so they will leave it plugged into a trickle charger to prevent the battery from going flat. The C8 Corvette is no different, with GM suggesting that anyone who doesn’t plan on driving it weekly buy the battery maintainer package. This package will include a wall charger for the C8 Corvette battery, which can be located by removing the right-hand and left-hand side shields and cover assembly in the front trunk area of the vehicle.
“And you just keep that connected while you have your vehicle stored so there are no worries when you go start your vehicle after it’s been stored for weeks and months and you can hit the road,” Devon Blue, quality manager for the C8 Corvette program, explains in the video.
Check out the video embedded below to learn more about the C8 Corvette and how to operate its various in-vehicle electronics, parking brake, hood/front trunk and more.