2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Track Day Video
May 22, 2014
And, as promised, here's a short video clipped together with some different GoPro angles, including car-to-car from a friend's Mitsubishi Evolution.
Hopefully the video gives you some idea of just how fast (and fun) the Vette is, and how easily it ate up Laguna's straights.
Sure, we struggled with weak brakes and worn tires, but it was still a blast to experience the C7 Vette's prowess. You can also see from the video that things get especially interesting when you turn all stability and traction-control systems off.
It seemed everyone wanted to go for a ride in the thing, too, and possibly the most telling comments came after I gave my friend Dave Coleman a spin (not literally). He got out of the car and said, "You know, I never thought of Rainey Curve as a passing zone before."
"Oh, did I pass someone there," I asked?
"Uh, yeah, like four different people," Dave said.
I hadn't even remembered. I'm not used to having one of the fastest cars at a track day, but with the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, you naturally get a little of the old red mist going. And then pass cars at will.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 17,570 miles