Here’s an excellent video from SlashGear on the 2020 Corvette Stingray that finally cracks open some of the questions we’ve had about the different Driver Mode screens as well as functions on the C8’s infotainment center.
But first, talk about rocking the house!
The video opens with a demonstration of the BOSE 14-speaker audio system. It was so loud that you could feel the air pulsating from the subwoofers according to the SlashGear writer sitting in the passenger seat. The system was specifically tuned to the interior of the 2020 Corvette and also features active noise cancellation for when calls come in while your driving.
Alexis Reusch is the Corvette Infotainment Program Manager and she leads a great walkthrough the instrument panel from showing off the various Drive Mode screens and then showing how they are customizable. In the Track mode, the driver can customize infoboxes on the car’s status from cooling, battery, fuel tire pressures and more. She also demonstrated how in Sport mode, there are dynamic shift lights that appear as rings around the center gear indicator.
The two new Driver Modes are called My Mode and Z-Mode and they also allow the drivers to customize their driving experience. The My Mode would be set up as a custom drivers mode for say every day driving while the Z-Mode can be used to quickly change to a customized performance mode.
The center console screen also serves as a redundant backup to the buttons that are mounted on the center console with the driver being able to change the settings at either location. We also see the updated Performance Data Recorder which populates settings like lap times onto both the center dash and the HUD.
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