What makes a performance car a performance car? Is it the zip through traffic, gliding from lane to lane? Or is it the rumble you hear at a red light before a takeoff? It is actually much more technical than just what the eye and ear can sense. There are several specifications that make a performance car just that.
Notably, the new 2016 Corvette Stingray is the ultimate super car, offering fresh design packages and performance upgrades.
A muscle car isn’t just any old fast car. It has to look the part, too.
With the 2016 Corvette Stingray’s custom-tailored appearance, this model elevates the sleek design zipping by on the track or on the road. The Stingray ups the protection with a curb-view parking camera and power cinching latch for a hatchback or trunk. With three new color-themed designed packages in Twilight Blue, Spice Red and Jet Black Suede, your Vette is sure to sting at every turn.
Optimum behavior is essential to every performance car. The new Performance Data Recorder is an industry first and only offered for the Corvette Stingray model, conveniently located on the Chevrolet MyLink screen built-in with the navigation system.
This system, seamlessly integrated into the interior, has three main components which optimize performance level:
- High-Definition Camera: It’s like a GoPro for your Corvette. Sleekly mounted on the windshield header trim, the camera performs every twist and turn from the driver’s point of view. Audio is also recorded through a mic in the cabin.
- Telemetry Recorder: This GPS tool is accelerated in nature. Five-times the speed of the average GPS, this recorder allows the GPS to keep up with the speed of the driver and prevent lagging between turns.
- SD Card Slot: Located in the glove box, this tool records and transfers video and vehicle data (SD card not included). Depending on the capacity of the memory card, it can record as much as 13 hours of driving time. Then, the video can be viewed on the Corvette Stingray’s 8-inch color touchscreen when the car is parked or downloaded to a computer for editing and sharing on social media.
For drivers who want a more in-depth understanding of their performance, the PDR vehicle data can be used to view and analyze data through the included “Cosworth Toolbox” software, combining Cosworth’s professional-level motorsport data analysis with an easy-to-use graphic interface.
Year after year manufacturers continue to make advancements, especially through the models of super cars. If you are interested in learning more about the Corvette Stingray, schedule an appointment with Bachman.