Chevy Corvette caught in 200km/h street race
Tuesday 3rd August, 2021 - 9:26am
The Chevrolet Corvette C8 comes with a feature called the Performance Data Recorder (PDR), a handy device that is basically an in-built dash cam with real-time data overlaid. It’s meant to help Corvette owners get the best out of their car on track by watching the recording back to see where you can improve, just like a real racing car driver.
For one unfortunate Corvette C8 owner, the PDR came in handy for another, entirely different reason – he caught his dealership street racing his car at more than 230km/h in San Francisco.
The video, posted to YouTube by user ‘tastysauce’, runs for almost 20 minutes and shows the car leaving his local Chevrolet dealership for a ‘test drive’ only to end up in a street race on the freeway against a Dodge Charger.
According to the post the owner took his car to the dealership to get an engine problem fixed. It seems an employee got too eager on the test drive to see if the engine was running smoothly, as you can see at approximately the 11:45 mark when he begins weaving through traffic at high speeds.
It seems whoever worked at this dealership wasn’t aware that the PDR is capable of recording and when the owner checked he was understandably unhappy and complained to the dealership. The video has already notched up more than 12,000 views in just over one day online.
No word yet on whether the ‘test driver’ is still employed by the Chevrolet dealer…
UPDATE: As you can see below, the video has now been removed from YouTube by the claimed owner of the car.