Now is surely a good time to buy a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Chevrolet is offering a treat that comes with its remarkable high-performance sports car—a $1,500 track school discount. The automaker lets all buyers of the car get the most out of the vehicle by giving them a discount to a two-day program at the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School.
The discount allows Corvette owners to attend the school, which is located at Spring Mountain Motor Resort in Pahrump, Nevada, for only $1,000. For this amount, attendees will receive class instruction and will spend extensive seat time driving the Corvette Stingray at the school’s 2.2-mile road course.
Participants need not bring their own cars to Nevada for the program. The school has its own fleet of Corvette Stingrays, including both manual and automatic forms, used for instruction.
Attendees also need not worry about their driving skills. The school welcomes drivers of all skill levels. Its road course has three levels of instruction, which cover novice drivers to those with more experience on the track.
Chevrolet’s discount is offered not only to buyers of the new Corvette, but also existing owners. This means that all original owners of the latest Stingray model are eligible for the discount. It is valid for one year from the date of purchase of the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Only one attendee per vehicle can avail of the discount, and all attendees will shoulder their own travel and accommodation expenses.
The school is operated by Former Corvette racer and 2011 Corvette Hall of Fame inductee Ron Fellows. He is the best guy to spearhead the program, as he is one of the most successful road-racing drivers of recent history. Fellows, who is a charter member of Corvette Racing, competed at Rolex 24 at Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans, where he was a class winner with the team twice.
“We are proud to be the official high-performance driving school for Chevrolet and the Corvette Stingray,” Fellows said in a statement. “Our goal is to ensure every driver leaves with enhanced driving skills, more confidence on the street and track and, most of all, a deeper understanding of his or her Corvette’s capabilities and how to safely enjoy the car to the fullest.”
According to Fellows, Corvette owners will learn more than just how to drive the super car fast.
“Mind speed and decision-making are key elements in the high-performance world, and our car control exercises and on-track training will help drivers improve their ability to process information quickly and accurately, resulting in a better coordination of eyes, hands and feet to improve their driving skill. It’s great fun – and drivers will definitely challenge their limits to find the limits of the new Stingray,” he said.
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is sold for a base price of $53,995, including destination. This is $2,000 more than the original price, which increased after demand for the vehicle spiked. Critics and consumers alike laud the vehicle, which was named 2014 Automobile of the Year by Automobile Magazine.
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