You already know about the longstanding complaints regarding the seats in the previous generation Corvette and that new seats were one of the priorities that GM set out to rectify in the new C7 Corvette. Automotive journalists and new owners will most likely agree that the Stingray’s new seats are the best that have ever been put into America’s favorite sports car.
Bloomberg’s Matt Miller went out Detroit where he met with C7 seat designer Shawn Meagher who not only showed him how the new seats were designed but also took him out to Milford’s Proving Grounds for some fun on Black Lake to demonstrate how much more supportive the new seats are.
Meagher tells the Bloomberg reporter that “the important thing about a seat, especially in a car like this, its your main communication with the road. You’re feeling everything that’s going on. That’s what’s communicating what the car is doing. That’s going to help you get the most out of the car.”
Meager explains how they assembled a “Drive Team” consisting of GM employees representing all different kinds of shapes and sizes to help with the new seat’s design. These members then sat in a special seat lab where a digital pressure mapping system measured 4600 data points of their backs and butts. GM then used this data to create a seat optimized for comfort and support.
Back in the studio, he discussed the new seats on Bloomberg Television’s In The Loop.
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