Lawdogg149's PDR screen at Road Atlanta
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Followup: 2015 Corvette Z06 with Blown Motor Fixed, Racing at Road Atlanta

Last month we brought you the news of a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 coupe that had blown the motor with just 891 miles on the odometer and today, we are glad to report that General Motors has that C7 super-Vette back up and running – well enough that the driver has had the 650hp beast out to the track at Road Atlanta.

This all started back in December when a member of CorvetteForum.com named Lawdogg149 posted on the forum that he had blown the engine in his brand new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 coupe. After following the break-in guidelines for his 650hp Corvette during the first 500 miles, Lawdogg was doing a gradual pull with 891 miles on the odometer when the engine began knocking loudly. Upon further inspection, it was discovered that there had been some sort of failure in the valvetrain of the #6 cylinder and as a result, the Lt4 engine was pulled and quickly shipped back to the company for a detailed inspection.

Click here for a look at our original piece on the first blown C7 Z06 motor.

In the meantime, Lawdogg149 posted about his frustrations on the forum and that led to a great many articles reporting of the first blown motor in a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Unsurprisingly, after all of the questionable publicity over this blown motor, General Motors was very quick in getting a new LT4 engine to the dealership where Lawdogg took his broken Corvette. That process has been a very quick one, as in less than two months, the owner has gotten his car fixed, broken in and back on the track.

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Best of all, Lawdogg149 has taken his 2015 Corvette Z06 to Road Atlanta and thanks to the Corvette’s awesome Performance Data Recorder system, we get to ride along as he storms around the famous American road course with speeds reaching 156 miles per hour. The microphone is inside, so we can hear some banter between the driver and passenger, but you can still hear the roar of the healthy LT4 V8 as he rockets around the track so crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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