In what Chevrolet is calling “the worlds first reverse test drive,” five individuals were brought out to a raceway to have their heart rate, brain activity and other vital signs monitored while they were driving the 2014 Corvette Stingray, to see what the car can do to stimulate the senses.
Chevrolet placed sensors over the participant’s bodies to see how their brains and bodies would react to the C7 on the track. The result? Mostly fear, unsurprisingly. Almost every contestant was monitored as experiencing something along the lines of “fear” or “nervousness” while driving the car, at first before acclimating themselves for a bit on the track.
The only one that didn’t was calm and cool Gran Turismo producer Kazunori Yamuchi, who also went about 10 mph faster than everyone else and pulled a max 1.65g in the corners. Rock on, Kazunori.
Below is the introductory video on the Corvette’s first-ever set of reverse test drives. And while you’re at it, don’t miss the official Vimeo page.