The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is built to impress anyone behind the wheel, but what about sharing those on-track heroics after the fact? For something like that, buyers can option in the 2020 Corvette Performance Data Recorder, the operation of which is featured in the following Corvette Academy video.
General Motors’ Performance Data Recorder Technology debuted on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette C7, and has since become available on several different GM models, including the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. The system is designed to capture high-definition video and audio, which is overlaid with performance-related statistics, all in realtime. The 2020 Corvette Performance Data Recorder provides a fantastic analysis tool to improve driving skills, not to mention create a record of an on-track experience to share with others.
To use the 2020 Corvette Performance Data Recorder, first add a Class 10 SD card into the slot located in the glove box. The card should have a capacity of at least 16 GB.
Then, use the PDR icon located on the infotainment screen to open the 2020 Corvette Performance Data Recorder system controls. This will provide several options, including those for the video overlay and lap timing, while also displaying the available storage capacity.
When ready to record, hit “Start Recording.” When done, hit “Stop Recording,” and the video will be captured on the SD card.
Drivers have a plethora of info options when choosing the specs to be displayed on the video. Some of the most important specs include vehicle speed, engine RPM, lateral and horizontal G-meter, steering wheel angle, throttle and braking inputs, current gear selected, and elapsed time. Additionally, the system can learn a new track using GPS, if desired.
The Performance Data Recorder system is optional on 1LT trim levels with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system with connected Navigation (RPO code IOT). The system is equipped as standard on 2LT and 3LT trim levels.
Check it out in the following video:
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is powered by the mid-mounted, naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 engine and rides on the all-new Y2 platform. Production takes place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.