Chevrolet baked a very exciting, enthusiast-friendly feature into the Corvette C7 for the 2015 model year: PDR, or Performance Data Recording. It functions much like the performance data loggers already available from third-party manufacturers like Racelogic, with a front-facing camera to record video of the track, and real-time logging and saving of relevant numbers such as G-forces, GPS-acquired position, etc.
It’s an invaluable tool for those who take their cars to the track, and now, President of General Motors North America Mark Reuss has hinted at the possibility that the tech could also be featured on the coming 2016 Cadillac ATS-V performance sportscar.
Mark Reuss spoke with Autoblog on the matter, confirming with some certitude that the technology is too good to waste on a single model, and that it will indeed be incorporated into some future performance GM vehicles. When asked point-blank if that assertion conjured the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V, Reuss slyly replied, “There will be other uses, and it won’t be that far away. How’s that?”
The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V is set to debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show next week – certainly not that far away. But of course, Mr. Reuss can’t spill the beans prior to its public debut.
So, we’ll take it as a “probably.”