Not long ago, Andy Pilgrim of Cadillac Racing showed RACER around the ATS-V.R in the pits at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Pilgrim’s tour included the new Cadillac racecar’s tech-filled cockpit, which has two LCD screens to display info, paddle shifters, an IndyCar-like ‘jockey’ steering wheel and countless other features required to go racing.
Corvette Racing’s cockpit is strikingly similar to Cadillac’s. Oliver Gavin recently gave RACER to tour of his C7.R’s cockpit, showing us the functions of the steering wheel buttons, the LCD info display and the Pratt & Miller/Bosch built rearview camera and collision avoidance system.
You might think you know what everything does in the cabin of a racecar, but we can almost guarantee you there’s a few features in the C7.R you might not be aware of. The car has special LED lights to tell the driver when the wheels lock up or are spinning, there’s countless dials for adjusting the way the car behaves, a dashboard full of buttons and much more. As Gavin says, it’s a pretty “busy” cockpit.
If you want a better understanding of the modern contemporary racecar’s interior, check out the video below.