Earlier in August, GM Authority brought you the story of a GM dealer tech who took a customer’s C8 Corvette for a joyride, even going so far as to engage in a street race with a Dodge Charger, hitting speeds of 148 mph on a crowded freeway. Now, it looks as though the customer will get a brand-new 2022 Corvette from the dealer.
First, a quick recap of what happened. As covered previously, a C8 Corvette Stingray owner brought their new ride in for service after hearing a strange engine noise. The issue stemmed from a loose spark plug, which was an easy fix. However, the GM dealer technician that performed the repair wound up taking the customer’s car for an “extended test drive,” speeding the mid-engine Chevy on public roads and even hitting nearly 150 mph on the highway while racing a Dodge Charger.
Unsurprisingly, the entire affair was captured on the C8 Corvette Performance Data Recorder, and was promptly uploaded to social media.
Now, however, the customer will receive a brand-new 2022 Corvette from the dealer. According to a recent report from The Drive, the customer was contacted by the dealer hoping to make amends for the tech’s wild test drive.
“The owner of the family of dealerships reached out to me…and I’m laying in bed and he texts me at 9 at night or something, just apologizing profusely and saying he wants to make this right,” the customer told The Drive. “And then [he offers] me a 2022 [Corvette], and that was pretty shocking. I followed up with [the dealership’s general manager] the next morning and said ‘hey, when can we meet?’”
After arriving at the dealership the next day, the general manager met with the customer and presented him with completed paperwork, ready to order his new 2022 Corvette.
“We configured my 2022 together, [and] he let me push the submit button so my order is in with GM,” the customer said. To sweeten the deal, the new ride will even come with the front lift feature and upgraded seats, two options his previous C8 Corvette did not have.
The customer says he’s very happy with the resolution.
“It’s not about the money, it’s not about anything else,” said dealer owner Inder Dosanjh in an interview with The Drive. “We do good [financially], we’ve got enough stores. This is about fixing the problem right.”