[VIDEO] 2020 Corvette Break-in Red Line Change


[VIDEO] 2020 Corvette Break-in Red Line Change

As CorvetteBlogger contributor Jeremy Welborn makes his way back home to Oklahoma in his new Sebring Orange/Two-Tone Blue 2020 Corvette, he captured the moment that his digital gauge changed once the 500-mile break-in threshold had been reached.

The 2020 Corvette’s break-in period goes pretty quickly when you’re driving across the country. The new LT2 offers a torque-limiting feature for the first 500-miles to protect the drivetrain, and Jeremy tells us that the car “woke-up” following the red line change so we can imagine he’s having an especially good time right now.

We’re going to be seeing a lot of these quick videos in the next few months!

Jeremy also gave us a quick update on his fuel economy stats. With his first full tank of fuel on the interstate, the fuel economy shows 26.2 mpg for the 417.4 miles covered. He tells me that the LT2 is so smooth the way it transitions between the V4 and V8 that you don’t feel it, you only know by the indicator on the dash.

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Photos and Video by Jeremy Welborn

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  1. I wonder if setting out on a road trip with a brand new engine is recommended. Would like hearing from a Corvette engine specialist who could comment on recommended break-in. Many folks who have a museum delivery, then begin the trip home, often a long one. I would like Corvette to comment on this early long distance drive. This week, I anticipate receiving my C8 from Bud’s in mid-Ohio. I do not want to drive it home to Royal Oak, MI because the engine is brand new. It will be transported by truck to my home. Corvette, could I have driven home? Speed is not varied much on the interstate and I believed varying the car’s speed is also important in the break-in period. Thanks.

  2. I varied the speed quite a bit on the drive home and spent some time driving around Nashville as well. Taking it easy and varying the RPMs is the focus. Thanks! 🙂

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