By now, many 2020 Corvette owners have received their sports cars. If not, they they are incoming soon after production fully restarted May 18. For many people, a C8 Corvette is their first mid-engined car, and maybe their first sports car, so it’s important to get properly situated with the vehicle. Luckily, Chevrolet understands that, and has launched 23 videos that make up the Corvette Academy. These videos explain everything you could ever want to know how to do, or understand about the mid-engined Corvette. And for everyone that dreams of owning a Corvette, this should give you a taste of the good life.
The new Corvette Academy series is available on the Chevrolet website, app, YouTube channel, and owner center. These new 23 videos join other 2020 Corvette informational videos to create a massive 47 video strong playlist.
The new Accelerated Preparation videos start with C8 Corvette history, if you haven’t heard anything about that yet. The videos focus more on understanding the features of the Corvette, both hardware and software. There are also videos on fluid maintenance and the recommended break in period. If you have a 2020 Corvette, or just want to learn more about it, they’re worth a watch.
The one thing that’s still lacking with these new videos is driving tips. As stated, the Corvette is many people’s first sports car. Moreover, if it’s their first sports car, it’s almost certainly their first mid-engined vehicle. There are few performance vehicles outside of muscle cars with the accessibility of the Corvette, mainly due to the Chevrolet badge and low price.
But just because the impressive performance comes at a relatively low price, doesn’t mean that that performance takes a lower skill to master. We have already seen cases of people crashing their new 2020 Corvette, and it’s most likely a result of a lack of skill.
GM does offer a Corvette Driving School through the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School, but that’s been put on hold due to Coronavirus concerns. While a video can’t give you the in person experience of a driving school, it would still seem like a good idea for GM to offer some performance driving tips for the 2020 Corvette.