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We operate under the impression that on the whole we live in the best period of automotive innovation and power that the world has ever seen. Manufacturers are turning out four-cylinder engines with more horsepower and torque than the mighty V8 lumps of just two decades ago and eight pots that boast fuel economy numbers as impressive as their dyno charts. These days, mega power is mega cheap and more accessible than ever. But, as Uncle Ben reminds us, great power comes with great responsibility, and to that end General Motors is offering all Corvette buyers a chance to learn how to get the most out of their machines.

For a limited time, GM is giving away vouchers to both of the company's Corvette Driving Schools to anyone who buys any model of a new Corvette. Typically, the driving schools are free only to those who lay down the coin for a mighty ZR1, but for a limited time, The General is splurging for Coupe, Convertible, Grand Sport, Z06 and ZR1 buyers to go on the company's dime. The schools are at the Bob Bondurant school in Phoenix, Arizona and Ron Fellows school in Las Vegas, Arizona.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Does Dodge still do this for anyone who buys an SRT-anything? They did when I got my SRT-4, and it was at any of the various SRT Drivers training locations across the US
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would rather have the cost of the drivers school taken out of the deal. A few people will take their Corvette's to a track but like most cars, either high performance or off roaders, they will spend much of their life going 35 mph.

      It's so much the lack of skills that turn people driving fast cars into goo rather poor descion making like driving 120 mpg on a public road.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Driving schools like Bondurant / Skip Barber / etc. should be mandatory for all drivers, period. Never mind those who don't know their *** from an apex, the number of people who simply have no idea how to control their cars in emergency situations is staggering.

      Still...good bit of marketing for GM, and good news for new Vette owners.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Las Vegas is in Nevada, and so is that driving school. Hopefully a new Vette owner would at least be able to figure that out, though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Where else can you get a 180 MPH car off the show room floor for $50K? The Vett is a performance bargin.

      Not at you , but I notice a lot of Vett hate posted here. Is the PC and class envy crowd the winning way of the US of A?

      • 4 Years Ago
      To my surprise the new chevy trucks are made in MEXICO!!! we give them billions to stay afloat and they send jobs to mexico what a croc. My family has bought gm since the beginning of automobiles, NOT any more i will by a ford if they make them here.
        Auto worker
        • 4 Years Ago
        Chevy trucks are not made in Mexico only ! I work In Ft. Wayne Indiana and we build Silverado &Sierra Reg . , ext. cab and Duallys there ! We build about 500 in an 8 hr shift . The only trucks built in Mexico anymore are Mexican trucks and Avalanches , some 4 dr trucks and Subarbans . I dont know where you get your info but it is wrong ! In May of 2010 we added a third shift to the plant .Too Mmany people just take someones elses opinionand don't do any reasearch on anything ! Everything I have said here is verifable on the GM web site . Its people like you that don't know who hurt the American auto industry .Maybe you should move to Mexico or out of the country to support foreign plants . Its easy to support American plants , usually a sticker is displayed on the door or door sill of where its made !But I don't expect people like you to know that , you probally don't even know that tire pressure info is displayed on the drivers side door sill !!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yeah muscle ricers.
      It's time to school.
      • 4 Years Ago
      From what I've seen, it's the Cavalier/Cobalt crowd that need driver training.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does it teach them to turn their blinker off after three miles? Seriously. Love the Vette, but Vette owners need to learn to do the speed limit first. Old farts.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sounds like you don't "do the speed limit" since obviously you're not an old fart like they are. Good to know.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I own a vette.. I'm 23 :) problem is you cant have one if you have a family (unless you can afford anotyer car) which is why you see so many older guys with kids out of college driving them. I just couldnt wait that long!
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ caddy-v
        Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
        • 4 Years Ago
        haha, i like that comment. so true.

        same goes for porsche owners around here. carrera gt's, 911 gt2's driven at or below the limit is a travesty.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good, maybe now I won't see as many terrible drivers at Summit Point and VIR in new Corvettes.

      Most Vette pilots have NO idea what they are doing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I just finished the rest of the article.

        Bondurant??? That is awesome. I did a car control clinic with Bondurant about 10 years ago and had a great time and the instructors are all very friendly.

        The new owners are in for a treat!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Las Vegas, Arizona?

      We in AZ get blamed for everything these days, don't we?
      • 4 Years Ago
      They should offer a program on how to buy sports cars.
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