On Sunday evening, Corvette Forum member “Blue Ox” promised a Christmas gift for those that follow the C7 threads and then proceeded to post a bevy of images that appear to come from a service manual or user’s guide.
Last week a similar image of the C7’s nose was leaked.
Included in the image dump is a definitive view of the C7 Corvette’s rear end, an interior drawing showing the drivers cockpit and there is an actual gauge photo too. But that’s not all as some specific features of the C7 have been detailed as well.
“Blue Ox” says that for months he has “been sent information by a variety of people” and is now “going to the effort of showing this particular info because I think that is why someone sent to me.” Here are the images that were posted on Corvette Forum:
One of the more detailed portions from “Blue Ox” is the Sports Overlay display which displays the following vehicle metrics in what we assume will be the :
- Vehicle Speed: Up to three digits are displayed. Leading zeros are not displayed. The current speed is centered above the label. The label may change between MPH and km/h, depending on vehicle settings.
- Engine Rotations Per Minute (RPMs): The vertical line and triangle indicate current RPMs. As the RPMs increase the green back-fill follows.
- Transmission State (Current Gear): The numbers and letters displayed are dependent on the type of transmission in the vehicle. The types of transmissions are automatic or manual. The PRDN- is for automatic transmission vehicles, with the D changing to D1 or D2. Once the vehicle has shifted into drive, M1 or M2 are for automatic vehicles in manual shift mode. The 1 or 2 are for manual transmission vehicles.
- Lateral G-Force Graphic: Left and Right G-Forces are displayed the graphic fills to the left or the right depending on the measure value. The measured G-Force displays as a digital number as a digital number at the top of the graphic.
I noticed on the Track Overlay image is a graphic for Performance Traction Management. Let’s hope this system is included on the base C7 Corvette. Here are several new features that were listed for the new C7 Corvette:
Engine Sound Management:
This allows how robust or quiet the engine will sound. Select Auto, Stealth, City, Tour, Sport, Track or Off.
Active Rev Match (ARM):
Vehicles equipped with a manual transmission have ARM. ARM aids in smoother shifting by matching the engines speed to the next selected gear. By monitoring shift lever and clutch operation, ARM adjusts engine speed to match a calibrated value. On downshifts, engine speed will be increased before the clutch is engaged. On upshifts, engine speed is reduced to the calibrated value. Rev matching is maintained for a few seconds between shifts, then deactivates if the shift is not completed, and engine speed returns to idle.
Performance Data Recorder:
If equipped, the Performance Data Recorder (PDR) has an icon on the Home Page screen. The PDR records video, audio, and vehicle data. This data is stored on an SD Card accessible by the driver.
Check out the original post on the Corvette Forum as “Blue Ox” detailed this info with some of the previous leaked images and make sure you also read the comments. Some of the guys are already pointing out that the diagram on the shifter looks like a 7-speed pattern and the rear end image with the hatch open gives a nice look at the back of the sport seats.