Time for more serious driving.
As you read this, the first customers of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette are receiving their purchases. It's been a long time coming for not only these owners but also the mid-engine Corvette in general. Like with so many high-performance sports cars and supercars, there's a required break-in period. On page 162 of the C8 Corvette's driver's manual, you'll read that for the 500 miles you should not rev the 6.2-liter V8 engine beyond 4,000 rpm.
However, the total break-in period is the first 1,500 miles as Chevy wants owners to avoid track day events and driving schools entirely. One reason being is that oil and fuel consumption could be higher than normal.
Even in the first 200 miles owners are strongly advised to keep speeds moderately low and avoid hard cornering and hard stops in order to allow proper break-in for the tires and brakes. However, only in the first 500 miles is torque limited in low gears. And now one owner wanted to show everyone how the digital instrument cluster's graphics automatically change after those first 500 miles have been completed.
Once the car hits that distance, the tachometer automatically updates by increasing the redline to 6,500 rpm, which you can see happen in the included video.
Of course, this owner still has another 1,000 miles to go until party time can commence. Past Corvette owners should be familiar with this break-in period as well. The outgoing C7 also automatically updated its rev counter following the first 500 miles. This required break-in period may not guarantee everything will be 100 percent.
If you recall, there were serious engine problems with the C7 Z06. Many owners experienced outright engine failure even after they followed all required break-in period guidelines. Hopefully, Chevy engineers learned from that unfortunate experience this time around.