Taming the 2013 Corvette ZR1 at Bondurant

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The J-Turn: Episode 2

On this episode of the J-Turn, I head to the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving and set out to tame the 2013 Corvette ZR1. Find out how I fare with the 638-horsepower beast in my attempts to master heel-toe rev-matching, line technique, autocross, hot laps and trail braking.

92 Responses to “Taming the 2013 Corvette ZR1 at Bondurant”

  1. The J-Turn says:

    *Taming the 2013 Corvette ZR1 at Bondurant! The J-Turn, Episode 2*

    On this episode of the J-Turn, Jessi Lang heads to the Bondurant School of
    High Performance Driving and sets out to tame the 2013 Corvette ZR1— an
    objective that’s no easy task, given the car’s 6.2 liter LS9 aluminum block
    V8 that produces 638 horsepower 604 pound feet of torque. Find out how
    Jessi fares in her attempts to master heel-toe rev-matching, line
    technique, autocross, hot laps and trail braking.

    +Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving +Motor Trend Channel +Jessi
    #Chevrolet #Corvette #ZR1 #Bondurant #V8 #HeelToe

  2. typer765 says:

    You check all the right boxes. My heart is aflutter.

  3. Steveindajeep says:

    You know at first I was all up in arms about a woman doing performance car videos (sexist yes i know lol). Then i realized it was because i was having penis envy. YES, penis envy of a girl…cause she is doing all this cool shit i wanna do hahaha. Jessi you do great job btw.

  4. Off2theGym1987 says:

    So the title says 2013 ZR1… but the video says 2012 ZR1! Fucking idiots…

  5. Benoit Vanhees says:

    Congrats with the way of presenting this program: suprisingly nice voice, not you know the average “oh my god”-ish 20+ who still talks as if she’s 14 and trying to impress a first possible boyfriend. Rather rare in this segment of journalism ! Well done therefor !

  6. jmpalicz palicte says:

    who watch fast and the furious 6 me!

  7. MuleBurger33 says:

    Jessi is great. I love her perspective. Everyone watching can learn as she does.

  8. HondaTurboToys says:

    @janusha at least someone else here gets it. -_-

  9. Brabusrocket800 says:

    Does anybody looks something about cars in this video? :)

  10. TheMichael1342 says:


  11. omidool says:

    Is an attractive blond really necessary? So the video gets more hit or something?! I just don’t get it! Enough with the kitchen jokes shit and all, but being a real petrol head is not in women’s DNA! Just like men aren’t supposed to host a knotting show! I buy Vicki at Fifth Gear, but that’s that. No offense to ladies’ intelligence and capabilities though!

  12. Patrick Doolittle says:

    Lmfao, I love how she puts the emphasis no “lb-ft” instead of 604 lol. It really shows how much she cares about cars.

  13. kreamo225 says:

    6:50 – 7:45 The first old guy with a corvette to take it past 2000 rpm..

  14. z28fun says:

    great show Jesse! one of these days I’ll make it out to this bondurant school!

  15. IAMDAVEAMI says:

    i NEVER!! seen a girl drive a corvette HAHAHA
    i always see them driving a gay mustang haha
    and i saw mustang is a girls car its true HAHAHAHA
    all the corvetter have dudes and 80% of the gay mustangs have a girl driver hahahahaha the new ones anyways and some mostly the old ones too hahaha
    this isnt a girls car girls can drive it if they can hahahaha but its not for girls hahaha
    the end

  16. balagan Haim says:


  17. Jay C says:

    G8 gt ftw

  18. neurotoksin says:

    The sexappeal is strong with this one

  19. sucmadik123 says:

    that pepsi ad was hilarious

  20. Boss1186 says:

    A monkey cannot tell a human to do something, sorry

  21. Grant Forrester says:

    Shut up, Meg.

  22. Boss1186 says:

    What are you, the YouTube monkey?

  23. mra2z says:

    That is funny! LOL

  24. Grant Forrester says:

    What are you, the YouTube wingman?

  25. Boss1186 says:

    Date her man it’s your chance!!!

  26. SirVixIsVexed says:

    For a second I thought you were making fun of the corvette by implying that it was too heavy

  27. Orleans Myers Chev Buick GMC says:

    Great stuff – thanks Jesse!

  28. Janusha says:

    Not an easy car to be learning in. Those big fat tyres wont really allow you to control an oversteer easily and those original Corvette seats offer you no lateral support whatsoever.

  29. MrLavana1 says:


  30. Jack Meoff says:

    She is so beautiful

  31. hxrly says:

    Loved the episode. Jessi always a fantastic host.

  32. aardvarkansaw says:

    I really enjoyed this episode. i feel I understand a bit bit more about the dynamics of understeer and oversteer. I still have some questions about oversteer dynamics. But a big huge thanks to Jesse Lang and Motor Trend for making this video. Jesse is such an enthusiastic partner for adventures. (Incidentally, I just attended my first Grand Am Rolex race yesterday, March 2, at Circuit of the Americas here in Austin Texas.Sometimes the front ends of a prototype push loose pre apex !)

  33. zholden88 says:

    First video with a zr1 in it where i was bored.

  34. MrJplz2514 says:

    Jessi has the best job in the world. I would LOVE to be paid to attend driving schools.

    And I guess journalism here and there .:P

  35. warmfreeze says:

    I think anyone who owns a supercar or a vehicle with more then 400bhp should be required to take this course..

  36. bnizzle88 says:

    That is a well handling kitchen!

  37. bnizzle88 says:

    That is a well handling kitchen!

  38. QuietStorrm860 says:

    Were exactly does one find a girl like Jessi anyways?? <3 <3

  39. BossWaddleg says:

    Jessi, I remember watching your awesome Cadillac CTS reviews and have thought you were awesome ever since. Glad to see you having an epic time with MotorTrend!

  40. OnCam31 says:

    way to go!!, love your last comments summarizing the car as not meant to be tamed!!!

  41. chimesdecena says:

    goal! goal!

  42. André Ribeiro says:

    Please stop waving your hands while talking…and keep the elbows away from the wheel while driving!!

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