With the first customer deliveries of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray edging closer, Chevrolet has released the first official video footage of the Stingray’s new digital dashboard in action.
The eight-inch display marks the first time Corvette has integrated such a screen in any of their models (except for the racecar). According to Chevy, the new display system can provide up to 69 unique sources of information to the driver.
Three analog guages flank the middle liquid crystal display and are automatically set to display fuel level, speed and engine-coolant temperature. The entire gauge cluster will adjust itself depending on which traction mode you have selected. Chevy has announced three distinctive modes: track, sport and touring.
“The new Corvette Stingray features many advanced technologies, so our challenge when designing the driver’s displays was to ensure that those technologies could be easily found in common driving scenarios,” said Jason Stewart, General Motors interaction designer.
The touring theme emphasizes music and navigation features, with more focus being put on the shift indicator and tachometer as you enter into sport and track mode, respectively.
There are a total of 10 display features that the driver can customize, including the three themes mentioned above. The following seven adjustments are as follow: adjustable redline, tachometer, shift lights, G-force meter, tire temperature gauge, lap timer and an acceleration timer round out your options.