Chevrolet Announces New Magnetic Ride Control Calibrations For C7 Corvettes5
For owners of 2014-2016 C7 Corvettes, Chevrolet announced all-new calibrations for cars equipped with the Magnetic Ride Control system at the 2017 SEMA show. The best news is for C7 Corvette Z06 models equipped with the FE6 or FE7 suspensions systems; the cars receive new “Track” modes.
The changes for various C7 Corvettes are as follows:
- 2014-16 Stingray with Z51 features new calibrations in Tour and Sport modes.
- 2016 Stingray (non-Z51) features new calibrations in Tour, Sport and Track modes.
- 2015-16 Z06 (non-Z07) features new calibrations in Tour, Sport and Track modes.
- 2015-16 Z06 with Z07 Performance Package features new calibrations in Tour, Sport and Track modes.
During testing for the new calibrations, Chevrolet says the 2016 C7 Corvette Z06 lapped the Milford Road Course one second quicker than before the calibrations.
The calibrations will cost $350 and require no hardware changes, per Chevrolet. The calibration is a simple upload to the vehicle that dealers can perform with no effect on the factory warranty. Chevrolet plans to announce future applications for the MRC calibrations in the near future.
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$350 for a software upgrade to the suspension calibration; it would be interesting if Chevrolet would allow owners of the C7 Corvette to tune the suspension as they like it.. and at a press of a button reverse things back to the standard settings.
This is cool and it’s what I expect from this tech.
Will this soon be available for a 2017 2ss Camaro with magnetic suspension?
As noted by Car & Driver, Tesla does software improvement upgrades all the time for free and by automatic download. Since my Z07 has a hotspot, wouldn’t it be nice to avoid the cost and time of having the dealer install this software? OH, and my dealer wants another $200 on top of the $350 for THEIR time to install the software. Yes, I won’t be going back to Mountain View Chevrolet in Upland, CA.
Anything that improves the handling and safety of the C7 Z06 should be free for many reasons. Unbelievable that GM would not make the improvement mandatory and free.