It’s very intriguing to see pre-production 2014 Corvette Stingray models featuring digital supercharger boost pressure gauges in their reconfigurable, virtual instrument clusters. The sighting is odd, since we know full well that the Stingray’s powerplant, the new LT1 V8, is naturally aspirated, meaning there are no signs of forced induction such as a turbocharger or a supercharger. So this photo taken by a Corvette7 forum member is quite the head-scratcher.
Like the Stingray Convertible that was on display at Geneva, a digital boost gauge is present on the left… but also, on the right. We believe that their presence points to a bug in the Vette’s electronics, one that will probably be fixed by the time the C7 launches this summer. But we also believe it to be an Easter Egg — a hint of what’s to come. ZR1 C7, anyone?