Ferrari has introduced its answer to the recently unveiled Performance Data Recorder featured on the 2015 Corvette Stingray. Much like the Corvette’s PDR, Ferrari’s Telemetry system allows the driver to record their driving session on a high-definition camera and pair it with a variety of data stored by the systems computer including lap times, vehicle speed, engine RPM and much more.
Ferrari’s system, available on the 458 Speciale, F12 Berlinetta and La Ferrari monitors the cars geographical position using a series of high precision antennae and displays the data directly on the cars instrument panel. The Maranello-based automaker says the recorded information can then be transferred from a memory card to an iPad or computer to review the video footage and data, much like the Corvette’s system.
The introduction of Ferrari’s Telemetry system might indicate a future where all automakers, especially those with sporting backgrounds like Corvette and Ferrari, offer a system that will allow you to record lap times and vehicle data and then upload it to a computer or other device. We’re sure the Corvette guys will be quick to tell you that they had the system first, though.