[VIDEO] Chevrolet Announces New Magnetic Ride Performance Calibrations for C7 Corvette

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[VIDEO] Chevrolet Announces New Magnetic Ride Performance Calibrations for C7 Corvette


It’s SEMA week in Las Vegas and Chevrolet previewed the new performance offerings on Monday evening. Although mostly dedicated to Camaro and trucks with “technology and stuff”, there was an announcement tucked in there for C7 Corvette owners.

Chevrolet is offering a new set of performance suspension calibrations for C7 Corvettes equipped with Magnetic Ride Control. The enhancements improve how the car responds in Tour, Sport and Track modes, and Chevy makes note that with a 2016 Z06, it’s lap times improved by more than 1 second on the Milford Road Course.

“These new calibrations leverage the latest tuning strategies of the Corvette development team to offer increased performance, while improving ride quality,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “The result is a greater feeling of balance and more linear responses to driver inputs — changes you’ll feel and appreciate immediately.”

These are the first calibrations to be offered:

  • 2014-16 Stingray with Z51 features new calibrations in Tour and Sport modes.
  • 2016 Stingray (non-Z51) features new calibrations in Tour, Sport and Track modes.
  • 2015-16 Z06 (non-Z07) features new calibrations in Tour, Sport and Track modes.
  • 2015-16 Z06 with Z07 Performance Package features new calibrations in Tour, Sport and Track modes.

Chevrolet is promising to provide additional calibrations as well. The calibrations are done at your Chevrolet dealer for a cost of $350. There are no hardware changes and your warranty is not affected.

Here is the video of Chevrolet’s Jim Campbell and retired NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon introducing the new calibrations at the SEMA preview party:


Full Press Release

MAGNETIC RIDE PERFORMANCE CALIBRATIONS ENHANCE PERFORMANCE FOR C7 CORVETTE OWNERS
2017-10-30

LAS VEGAS — New performance suspension calibrations offered by Chevrolet Performance enhance ride quality and handling on C7 Corvette models equipped with Magnetic Ride Control.

Announced today at the SEMA Show, the calibrations include new Track modes that enable faster lap times on Z06 FE6 and FE7 models. The roster of new calibrations includes:

2014-16 Stingray with Z51 features new calibrations in Tour and Sport modes.
2016 Stingray (non-Z51) features new calibrations in Tour, Sport and Track modes.
2015-16 Z06 (non-Z07) features new calibrations in Tour, Sport and Track modes.
2015-16 Z06 with Z07 Performance Package features new calibrations in Tour, Sport and Track modes.
Calibrations for additional applications will be announced later.

“These new calibrations leverage the latest tuning strategies of the Corvette development team to offer increased performance, while improving ride quality,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “The result is a greater feeling of balance and more linear responses to driver inputs — changes you’ll feel and appreciate immediately.”

During testing with a 2016 Z06, the new calibrations enabled more than a 1-second improvement in lap times around General Motors’ 2.9-mile Milford Road Course.

The new Magnetic Ride calibrations are available through Chevrolet dealers for $350 and require no hardware changes. The new calibration is simply uploaded to the vehicle and the factory warranty is not affected.

Approximately 20 Chevrolet models are on display this week at the SEMA Show, Oct. 31-Nov. 3. Follow the action at ChevySEMA.com, #CHEVYSEMA, @ChevroletPerformance on Instagram and Chevrolet Performance on Facebook.


Source:
Chevrolet.com

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I like the ride best when set on track race wet. Dangerous all the time but for instant soft control like no other that is my setting of choice. Now if this is incorporated in the new Z06 17 or 18 I would assume it is automatic that it is in stalled. Being that I moved away from a GS that was my soft ride discovery on that track car. I think the beast of my 17 Z06 covers soft like who is laughing I wouldn’t know. Best to keep questioning your mechanic and see if he has that covered via computer download GM. To date I don’t know.

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