The C8 Corvette has been on the market for a few years now, but people continue to find new and innovative ways to have fun with the last-generation C7 Corvette. For example, an Arctic White C7 Corvette Stingray driven by a YouTuber recently broke a one-mile speed record. But not just any Corvette speed record, as this one took place in reverse. The record was broken at the National Corvette Museum (NCM) in Bowling Green Kentucky, and verified by the Guinness World Record book.
YouTuber Scot Burner runs a channel called Always In Reverse where he takes vehicles and drives them as fast as he can, in reverse. Some of the cars he’s tested over the years include a Ford Edge, Nissan Altima, and Honda Civic. He also took a manual C7 Corvette Stingray for a trial run and came up with one of his fastest times of all. Scot was able to cover a mile in just 1-minute and 15–seconds for the world record.
After realizing the C7 Corvette could go that fast in reverse, Scot thought to make it official and cement his name in the record book. While the official record video is not yet available on his YouTube page, his first unofficial run is, where he can be seen reaching 54 mph in reverse on a backroad.
NCM acknowledged Scot on their Facebook page noting that they were excited to have played a “small role in the big accomplishment.”Scot has yet to attempt the same exercise with a C8 Corvette or a C8 Z06, however per Corvette Blogger, a fellow YouTuber, The Stradman has. He found that the fastest a C8 Stingray will go in reverse is just 31 mph. That has everything to do with the fact that cars have only one reverse gear, and there’s little to no reason to go fast in the wrong direction. Other than to set records, of course.