The opening seminar at the 2013 National Corvette Museum’s Bash Event was the C7 Corvette Chassis Development with Mike Bailey and Jim Mero. Bailey talks about the design and engineering aspects of the new chassis while Mero’s focus was test driving to tune and refine the driving experience.
We’re starting to get into the wonkish information from the Bash but there is just so much information that the Corvette Team wants to disseminate to owners and enthusiasts about the new 2014 Corvette Stingray.
Bailey talks about the focus of the Corvette chassis engineering team is to keep the driver stuck to the pavement. He then goes into the various components that make up the chassis and how it compares to the current car.
Things really liven up with Mero takes the stage. One of the more interesting segments of his portion of the seminar is the discussion of the tests held at Virginia International Raceway (VIR). Jim talks about the previous Corvettes, from Grand Sport to ZR1, that GM’s track rats have tested at VIR. Mero shows a video of the Stingray testing at VIR and although he drops some hints on the C7′s laptimes, he never gives the final number and blames “Marketing” for being unable to disclose it.
One of the lighter moments came when Mero showed the Laguna Blue C7 Corvette that was wrecked in Arizona. Mero says “Not me folks!”.
Check out the C7 Chassis Development Seminar from the National Corvette Museum’s Bash.
We’ve already posted the FULL 2014 Corvette Stingray Seminar and more are coming so stay tuned!
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