Track Videos

Track Record – 2009 Corvette ZR1 Nürburgring 7:26.4

Track Record – 2012 Corvette ZR1 Nürburgring 7:19.6

2012 Corvette Z06/Z07 Nürburgring 7:22.6

Track Record – 2019 Corvette ZR1 Virginia International Raceway WGC 2:37

Track Record – 2017 Corvette Z06 Virginia International Raceway GCW 2:39

General Videos

Corvette ZR1 Hot Lap at GM’s Milford Proving Ground – After the Nürburgring 1:19 track record, I was honored to give several journalists rides on the Proving Grounds 3 mile straight.

Corvette | Rebuilding An Icon (Documentary) – This was a Discovery Channel Documentary about the development of the C6 and the Nürburgring.  Actually this was before I was the Corvette ride and handling engineer, but I happened to be in Germany at the time of the filming, and was lucky enough to be asked to participate. This is where I learned adding drama for effect…..

The Grand Tour – The World’s Best Job – this video was shot by Amazon. They call it a vignette to support their TV show The Grand Tour. Actually, Michelin is the one who requested the video, and I was lucky enough to have them asked me to participate. The Amazon director and film crew was awesome. Total transparency, I did not want to say early in the video “and that means I have the best job in the entire world”. I felt that had an arrogant tone, but I lost that argument.

Corvette C7 vs. C6 Z06 on German Autobahn So, this video actually blew me away. We were at the Nürburgring. This was during the weekend. When the track is closed on the weekend, we always go down to the Audubon doing development at high speeds. We had a couple of Z06’s and a Z51. I was doing a few touch ups on the Z51, and I was headed back to the shop to pick up another Z06. As I was driving back on the A1, I remember passing this C6 Z06. It was a beautiful car. As I was passing him, I thought to myself why can’t I have the Z06? Another 155HP would have been nice…. So we made the run back. I think we maybe touched 170 mph. After I got the Z06, came back down to the autobahn and finished up our development, I was back at the shop telling all the guys about this run. Coincidently, when I got to our hotel, the car was there, but I never really found out who the owner was. Then I was floored when a good friend found this video on YouTube. I had no idea he was recording the run. And the cool thing is at 4:53, he somehow knew it was me and mention my name.

The next two videos are during a press day at the Milford proving grounds shortly after we set the track record at the Nürburgring in the 2009 ZR1. On this day we had a reporter from all four of the major stations. ABC, NBC, Fox, and CBS and several major radio stations in the Detroit area. The two videos below are the only one still on YouTube.

WWJ Gets A Ride in the 2009 Corvette ZR1

TV Reporter Takes a Spin in the 2009 Corvette ZR1

Interviews and Podcasts


In Conversation with Jim Mero, The Corvette ‘Ringmeister.

Corvette Today Podcast – CORVETTE TODAY #42 – Corvette Test Driver, Jim Mero Drives at Le Mans!—Corvette-Test-Driver–Jim-Mero-Drives-at-Le-Mans-epigdn

Corvette Today Podcast – CORVETTE TODAY #18 – Corvette Test Driver Jim Mero!—Corvette-Test-Driver-Jim-Mero-ei0u0r

Overcrest Podcast – Corvette Ride and Handling Engineer – Jim Mero

Speed Secrets Podcast – 123 – Jim Mero: Corvette Handling Engineer & Test Driver


Last year I purchased a C6 Grand Sport convertible.  I bought the car in Texas and drove it back to Michigan.  In the fall of 2018, Jim asked if he could upgrade my car to get my thoughts. The transformation is unbelievable! The pleasure of driving the car in either tour or sport can’t be understated.  On my drive back from Texas I never put it in sport.  Now I do almost all my driving in sport. If I just want a nice cruising car, tour is perfect.  In both tour and sport, the car just glides over the bumps that used to beat me up bad.  Also, I noticed how much better the steering is, which surprised me.  Now I can’t imagine driving the car without the new programs. Read More Testimonials ->

Mike, 2011 Grand Sport Convertible

After a total of 10 hours of seat time.  In both tour and sport. Mix of freeway 55-90mph with hours rural backroad and small-town slow driving. I like this new cal so much. Both tour and sport absorb the bumps very very nicely and are still stable and composed.  Everyone will notice a considerable difference. Read More Testimonials ->

Ross W, 2011 Grand Sport Coupe

Jim come to my house to put the calibration in my 2010 ZR1. When I bought the car, I had to drive it back from Texas to Michigan. 18 hours on the road was a bit of a headache. The car was a blast except for hitting potholes, railroad tracks, and impacts in general. Since the calibration, my car drives and handles 100x better. The impacts seem to be non-existent. Going over railroad tracks are a breeze and the sport mode is a true sport mode now. I’m amazed every time I take out my car. Love every bit of my new calibration. Read More Testimonials ->

Josh H, 2010 ZR1

The ride and handling for both modes is a dramatic improvement. As soon as I left Jim’s house in tour mode, I instantly felt a more “modern” feel to the car. Very comfortable now and yet more the handling is more responsive. I do not feel the hard rebound over larger bumps. It doesn’t pound my dash when I go over railroad tracks like it used to. I feel that there is more steering response at lower speeds and of course at high speeds.

When I put it into sport mode, I feel a good difference. Now I feel a nice transition between tour to sport. Before the upgrade, I never put it in sport unless I was showing my friends how harsh it was. I am driving it in sport mode more often now. The ride is so much better as well as the cornering.  I want to say it feels like a new stab bars were installed. It’s that much more balanced through the corners. Read More Testimonials ->

Blake L, 2009 ZR1

Just wanted to let you know how happy I am with the driving improvement. Drove over 250 miles yesterday. I am no expert but would say the car feels much more stable, planted, kind of hard to describe but driving over rough pavement sections has a sense that the suspension is working much more refined. These are really nice cars and your program just adds to the experience. Read More Testimonials ->

Galen C, 2012 Grand Sport

On a regular basis, I’m on roads with rough, heavily-worn asphalt, pot holes, sections of cracked and broken-up pavement and fragmented road edges. For around-town driving, I have MR set in the “Tour” mode and with Jim’s MR cal the car gets over all those crappy road surfaces with a bit more comfortable ride. On roads which are in better condition, but with bumps and heaves, the ride seems more controlled.

When hammering my ZO6 through the twisties in the mountains near my home–State Route 33 from Oaji, California over to where joins with SR166 is a favorite of mine–I put MR in “Sport” mode. With the Mero-calibrated “Sport”, when driving over high-frequency, low-amplitude chatter bumps, ripples, cracked pavement and stuff like that, I don’t feel those disturbances quite as much. Also, Sport, with a Mero MR cal, seems more appropriately-damped in that kind of driving than did Sport with the stock MR cal. Lastly, the car’s response to steering input, especially in an autocross movement or an emergency evasive maneuver seems different. The best way I can describe this situation is that steering is more “crisp”–for lack of a better word.

In short, I was impressed with Jim Mero’s C6 MagnaRide calibration, not only because of the improvements discussed above, but because his stuff is for “real world” driving and not specific to track use. Read More Testimonials ->

Hib Halverson, 2012 Z06/Z07

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