When we think about all the reviews we’ve seen about the new C7’s interior, we find the main focus is usually the seats or the configurable display that gets the most attention. But what about some of the more mundane features (if you can refer to anything on the Stingray as ‘mundane’) like the inside of the center console or where you plug in your cell phone?
Paul Pearson, is a Corvette Forum member (Talon90) who also works with the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. He recently posted these close up photos of the interior on the Corvette Forum which detail some of the creature comforts of the C7 including the various ways you can “plug” into the car for charging and or media.
Paul writes the following on the forum about these photos:
I haven’t seen a lot posted along these lines so I thought I’d share a few photos of the cup holder, the aux. power adapter, the hidden storage compartment and the center console and media slots. I have my iPhone in a couple of the photos as a frame of reference for size. This is an iPhone 5 in an Otterbox case. A few photos at the bottom of the other controls on the dash and a few of the rear compartment, the sub enclosure and the aux. plug for a trickle charger.
Here are some of the features to remember when looking at these photos:
- The cup holder center divider is removable and it turns the two cup holders into one long slot perfect for sunglasses.
- Inside the center console is where you can put an SD card filled with mp3s. There are also two USB plugs there as well as an auxiliary power plug.
- Paul shows the hidden storage compartment with his iPhone 5 as a size reference.
- The button next to the “open hatch” button is for arming and disarming the Intrusion and Inclination alarm sensors.
- The rear hatch shows an auxiliary power plug which is where you would plug in the CTEK battery tender.
As Paul says in his forum post, “Just something new to look at while we wait for our cars to be built.”
We’ve also got a video from Paul coming up shortly of the seminar he gave last week at the National Corvette Museum’s Anniversary Celebration. Paul demonstrated the Corvette’s Infotainment system which includes the award-winning Chevy MyLink system. Look for that seminar shortly.
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