Mechanic Takes Customer's New C8 Corvette on 148mph race

The Drive: Dealership Mechanic Takes Customer's New C8 Corvette on 148-MPH Street Race

Note: Muted video (due to music), race starts at 9:28.

The technician appeared to race a Dodge Charger through heavy traffic, and it was all caught on video by the C8's Performance Data Recorder.

Chevrolet is just starting to build Corvettes at capacity again amid the disastrous chip shortage, and now many long-waiting buyers are finally taking delivery of their C8s. One such happy customer from the San Francisco Bay Area just took delivery of his 2021 'Vette after an 11-month wait. Not long after, he took the car into service over a weekend for a minor issue, and when he got the car back he decided to check its dashcam-like Performance Data Recorder—just in case.

As GM Authority initially reported, after flipping through a few of the automatically recorded clips on a quiet Sunday morning, the owner—who spoke with The Drive but wishes to remain anonymous to avoid retribution from those involved—discovered that yes, the issue had been fixed, but there was more to the story. Some additional perusing through a rather long recording revealed that a technician at the dealership had taken his car for a joyride. But not just any quick spin around the block, but a lengthy spin that saw his Corvette reach a staggering 148 mph on the highway while recklessly racing another car. And it was all caught on video complete with speed, engine, transmission, GPS, and other car data.

...It all ended happily, though - the owner reportedly got his car upgraded to a brand new one, with no charge.

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