Want to know why Corvette owners always back their cars into parking spaces? It’s so they don’t crunch the front bumper or splitter on the parking curb. On a Corvette Z06 with the visible Carbon Fiber splitter, that crunch can cost you $3,995! With newer Corvettes, owners can use the rear backup camera to assist with parking when backing in, but sometimes backing in isn’t always practical.
You spoke and the Corvette Team answered by adding one of the most asked-for options to the 2016 Corvette – the addition of two front facing parking assist cameras which will help guide owners into parking spots by showing the distance to curb, garage wall or other obstacles.
The 2016 Corvettes feature two cameras mounted low on the front grille and there are two ways to engage the camera’s view. From a stop, you can press an icon on the Corvette’s center 8″ display which will show the view from the curb cameras. Or, if the car is in reverse and then shifted into first gear (or Drive) and you are going under 7 mph, the cameras will engage automatically and the video is shown on the 8″ display on the center console. The display shows each camera’s view and then software takes both views and combines them into one “top down view” with guides showing how close you are to the object in front of the Corvette.
Our friends at Kerbeck Corvette just received their first shipment of 2016 Corvettes and have posted a quick demonstration video showing the front facing parking assist in action:
The new curb cameras come standard on 2016 Corvette Stingrays and Z06s with 2LT/2LZ or higher trim levels. Here are how the cameras themselves look on both the Stingray and the Z06 as well as some demonstration images:
If you are interested in ordering your own 2016 Corvette Stingray or Z06, visit the World’s Largest Corvette Dealer online at www.Kerbeck.com or call Dave Salvatore at 877-537-2325.