The purpose of adding another feature to the new Valet Mode is to make customers comfortable when the system, upon activation, is able to lock the interior storage, the infotainment equipment, and record data of their 2015 Chevrolet Corvettes.
The product manager, Harlan Charles, has termed this Performance Data Recorder as a “baby monitor”. Many people who perceive their vehicles only as their baby, and have felt uneasy whenever it goes out of sight, will appreciate its worth.
Introduced in 2014, the Corvette Valet Mode system is to be accessed through the settings menu and activated by typing in a personalized four-digit code. Once the code is confirmed, the storage bin (behind the center stack display) as well as the infotainment and radio tech and the glove box will be automatically locked and disabled.
With the pioneering Performance Data Recorder for 2015 combined with an active Valet Mode, those who own Corvette drives will document, in HD quality, the in-car audio, video, and vehicle data that would include engine RPM, speed, g-force, and gear position. If the person is parked somewhere and need to view the video instantly, they can do so on the eight-inch color touchscreen or if they wish, after downloading it onto their computer.
Where initially PDR was intended to be a tool for drivers to note their laps on tracks, it was developed to cater to multiple functions. The team partnered with Cosworth to build its three major components: a 720p, HD camera over the windshield header trim, a self-contained telemetry recorder that is connected with the Stingray’s Controller Area Network, and a SD-card slot located in the glove box. The microphone is placed separately in the cabin.
An 8 GB card will be ideal for an approximate 200 minutes of driving while video options such as Sport Mode, Track Mode, Touring Mode and Performance mode and the Cosworth Toolbox software enable greater understanding of the performance.
A car that can deliver more than 600 horsepower, the all new Corvette Z06 is one of a kind, and is among General Motors’s most powerful vehicles. Featuring a massive certified V8 engine, 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft and a power rating of 650 horsepower, the Corvette Z06 LT4 has everything you will want from an amazing vehicle.
According to the vice president of the Engineering department of General Motors, Steve Kiefer, the LT4 has exceeded previously set standards with regards to torque and power. The engine featured in the car is superb, and has put the Corvette Z06 in competition with some of the most powerful cars in the country. As for performance, you can easily drive it through tow without any issues.
The Chief President of Small Block engines claimed that torque is what makes an engine pull a car. LT4 has this in abundance, which allows the Corvette Z06 to achieve acceleration quickly.
The LT4 engine of the 2015 Corvette is similar to the engines used in the previous models in terms of technologies. However, there are slight differences which translate into a performance beyond excellence.
The new engine has a similar to the LT1 engine, featured in Corvette Stingray, but some unique features have been incorporated so that the engine delivers a higher output and increased cylinder pressures.
The LT4 engine has a Rotocast A356T6 aluminum head for the cylinder, which is stronger than traditional heads. It also deals with heat in a better manner. The intake valves are made from lightweight titanium whereas the pistons are of forged aluminum. This maintains structural strength even when cylindrical pressures are high. The compressions ratio of 10:0.1 boosts performance and efficiency.
It will be in the fourth quarter of this year that the Corvette Z06 2015 is available at Courtesy Cherolet. Test drive the car, and you will be impressed by it so much that you will instantly want it for yourself.
Introducing the new Chevy Silverado Heavy Duty. With over 100 billion miles of real-world Duramax and Allison experience on the road, strong just got stronger.
Courtesy Chevrolet reviews the Industries-Exclusive Performance Data Recorder which allows you to Record, Share and Analyze Your Driving Experiences
Introducing the all-new Performance Data Recorder (PDR), available on all 2015 Corvette models. This fully integrated video and telemetry system allows drivers to record their scenic drives or track experiences while capturing real-time performance data, then watch video playback, analyze their technique and share their drives on social media.
“The Performance Data Recorder combines the ability to record and share drive videos with the power of a professional-level motorsports telemetry system,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. “Drivers can easily record and share their experiences driving down the Tail of the Dragon in North Carolina or lapping Road Atlanta. In addition, with the included telemetry software, users can analyze their laps in incredible detail, and find opportunities to improve their driving and lap times.”
WardsAuto names it 10 best new interiors for 2014 based off of 41 new redesigned vehicles that are already available or set to go on sale soon in the USA. WardsAuto chose the '14 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray here is why:
The magazine said that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray interior has more “Glowing gauges reinforce Corvette's mission”
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Courtesy Chevrolet- Watch as we give you an exclusive look at the newly-revealed 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
Watch Tadge Juechter, Corvette Chief Engineer, give you an exclusive look at the newly-revealed 2015 Corvette Z06. It takes all the great things of the Stingray up to the next level, making it a true supercar.
We recently reported that the Corvette was named the best of the best by Autoweek and now it is being named the Car of the Year at the North American International Auto Show. USA today says “The car and truck of the year awards are arguably the auto industry's most coveted.” We agree. Check out the full article written by USA today by clicking here.
Autoweek names Corvette & Silverado best of best car and truck. Test drive the best of the best at Courtesy Chevrolet today!
Autoweek has recently named the 2014 models of Chevrolet’s Corvette and Silverado the Best of Best car and truck of 2013. This is the first time in 55 years that the award has been given to both car and truck in the same year. This a great accomplishment and wonderful way to start the new year.
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Motor Trend’s Carlos Lago drives the 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51, the most technologically advanced production Corvette ever made. All in all Motor Trend ended up impressed with the new 2014 Corvette.
Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/convertibles/1307_2014_chevrolet_corvette_stingray_z51_first_test/
Courtesy Chevrolet News- Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Corvette Continues to Add Awards to Its Trophy Case
Since its reveal at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has garnered the attention of auto aficionados from around the world.
“The new C7 is something else” and “the car’s performance is simply awesome,” says Automobile Magazine who named the Corvette Stingray its Automobile of the Year on Saturday. Tadge Juechter, Corvette’s lead engineer, was also named Automobile’s Man of the Year. The news comes only days after the Corvette Stingray was named Performance Car of the Year by Road & Track.
In its report, Automobile says the Corvette Stingray’s improved interior, 460 horsepower and the fuel-efficient 29 highway miles per gallon presents "a tremendous performance value.”
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