The seats of a car (particularly the driver’s one) is one of the most important parts of an interior, and perhaps entire car. After all, the odds are that if you’re driving a car, you’re in contact with the seat. And perhaps no seats are more talked about than the seats of the Corvette, and reactions haven’t been positive. That is, until the 2014 C7 Corvette launched.
What makes these seats such an improvement? Car and Driver just took an in-depth look at the seats of both the C6 and C7 generations of the Corvette. Equipped with a scalpel, fabric scissors, and a bread knife, Car and Driver found out exactly what makes the 2014 Corvette seats so much better than before. We all know that there were some massive improvements made between the generations, but in fact, our own Manny Katakis found that the new seats were awesome in person.
Oddly enough, the Tier-1 supplier, Lear Automotive was the manufacturer for both generations of seats. Clearly they knew what went wrong the first time, and what to improve for round two. Sure the weight of the seats went up 11 pounds, but the improvements are well worth the weight.