Earlier this month, the story of a Fremont Chevrolet mechanic caught taking a customer’s C8 Corvette for a high-speed joyride, and it was even worse than that classic setup makes it sound. The tech ran the car up to 148 mph on a public highway in a street race that went viral once the video from the car’s Performance Data Recorder was shared online.

The car’s owner, Michael, wasn’t sure what to do at the time other than vent about it online. He certainly wasn’t expecting all the attention his story got—nor was he expecting the surprisingly good ending that we’ve now confirmed. Over the weekend, Fremont Chevrolet agreed to trade Michael’s 2021 Corvette for a brand new 2022 model in order to make things right. No strings attached, no hidden fees, and the dealer even paid the sales tax. Michael says he’s extremely happy with the resolution.

Michael reviewed the car’s Performance Data Recorder, or PDR, as it had been set to record automatically. It captured the test drive of his new car after it was fixed from beginning to end, showing the vehicle being taken on several pulls to 100 mph. Worst of all, the tech who was driving got into a street race with a Dodge Charger that reached speeds of 148 mph. You can read the full story here.

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