The 2024 Corvette arrives as the fifth model year for the current eighth-generation C8, introducing a number of important updates and changes, not the least of which is the new hybrid Corvette E-Ray. However, in addition to the new E-Ray model variant, the 2024 Corvette also introduces new Driver Mode Selector animations. Now, we’re taking a closer look at these new animations.
Per a presentation made by the Corvette team at the 2023 Michelin National Corvette Museum Bash, the 2024 Corvette introduces new animations which are displayed when the driver changes the sports car’s driver mode. When the driver uses the center knob to change the mode, the central infotainment display will show a brief animation that ties in with the specific mode that was selected.
Driver modes include Tour, Weather, Sport, and Track. The different drive modes alter settings for several of the onboard systems, including the powertrain, the steering, the suspension, the brakes, and the exhaust. As for the unique animations, the recent NCM presentation showed animations wherein the new C8 Corvette Z06 is driving on an open two-lane road around sunset (Tour), down a rain-soaked bridge (Weather), around a curving desert road (Sport), and attacking a race circuit (Track).
“It’s just another way taking advantage of the technology and the electronics to make it a more exciting experience,” said Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro Product Marketing Manager, Harlan Charles, during the NCM presentation.
Per a GM Authority exclusive, production of the 2024 Corvette will officially get under way on September 5th, 2023. Production of the 2023 Corvette will end September 1st, 2023. Production will once again take place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky. The 2024 model year introduces the new Corvette E-Ray, the first hybrid-powered, all-wheel-driven Corvette ever produced from the factory, mating the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine with a front-mounted electric motor.