The 2014 Corvette Stingray is many things. Packed with driver-oriented technology is one of them. Tire temperature monitor? Check. Friction bubble? Check. Lap timer? You bet. And there’s plenty more where that came from. Broken down, Chevrolet tells us that there’s up to 69 unique pieces of information the driver can monitor via the reconfigurable digital/analog IP display, and can be viewed through a total of ten visual configurations. They are as follows:
1. Tour theme – Displayed when the Stingray is in Weather, Eco, or Tour drive mode, this theme provides essential vehicle information drivers want for commuting or long-distance driving and includes key vehicle information and multimedia displays.
2. Sport theme – A single, radial tachometer dominating the display. ‘Nuff said.
3. Track theme – This theme features a “hockey stick” style tachometer, a larger gear indicator and shift lights.
4. Adjustable redline – While all themes feature a redline, the signal itself can be customized redline as low as 3,500 rpm when the engine is cold.
5. Tachometer ‘halo’ – Found in the Sport theme, the halo is a ring around the tachometer that glows from yellow to amber to red as engine rpms increase.
6. Shift lights – The track theme features shift lights influenced by the C6.R, which illuminate from the outside-in, transition from green to yellow to blue and flash at redline providing an easy-to-see shift notification at high speeds.
7. Friction-bubble/cornering force – The friction bubble that displays lateral and longitudinal G-forces allows drivers to measure how hard they’re cornering. For reference, the 2014 Corvette registers 1.03 G-forces on the skid pad.
8. Tire temperature gauge – Leveraging the existing Tire Pressure Monitoring System, this patented system informs the driver as the tires warm up from cold to warm to hot, with colors indicating as such.
9. Acceleration timer – The interactive timer features programmable start/end speeds, which enable drivers to measure any acceleration run, from a traditional 0-60 mph to acceleration from 70-100 mph in top gear.
10. Lap timer – Shows current, previous and best lap times, enabling drivers to measure their consistency while lapping a road course. Just like a video game.