As we have mentioned, the Corvette Team had three presentations at the National Corvette Museum’s 25th Anniversary Celebration and knowing that a majority of enthusiasts would come to all three, the team decided to mix up the presentations by focusing on a select aspect of the car on each day. This video was the 2nd of three presentations and it covers the 2020 Corvette Stingray’s interior.
You can watch the other Corvette Team presentations here:
- Thursday – The 2020 Corvette Stingray’s Exterior Design
- Friday – The 2020 Corvette Stingray’s Interior Design
- Saturday – The 2020 Corvette’s Powertrain, Options and Top Speed Video
Presenting the information was Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles, Exterior Design Manager Kirk Bennion and Interior Designer Brian Stoeckel.
As mentioned, the star of this presentation was the 2020 Corvette’s interior which not only includes the design but also many of the functions available to drivers through the customizable 12-inch dash cluster.
Corvette Team member Brian Stoeckel shares several slides showing the evolution of the 2020 Corvette’s interior. Once the final design was agreed upon, the design team goes through the process of creating a clay model of the interior featuring seats from the C7 Corvette that allowed designers to sit in the “car”. Following the clay model comes a 3d printed model that’s covered in leather, suede, and other interior materials, and that styling buck is then shared with program team members and top GM brass.
Brian also shares the development of the squircle-shaped steering wheel and how that came about. Tadge chimed in and said he wasn’t sold on the squircle wheel so they had a number of prototype wheels installed on their C7 Corvettes to see how it would be to live with the wheel in real-driving situations. After it’s approval, it became one of the main design queues for the C8’s interior.
Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles takes Corvette enthusiasts through the various driving modes of the C8 Corvette which are differentiated by their customizable dash clusters on the 12-inch configurable display. One of the revealing pieces of info shows some of the C8’s fuel-economy numbers which we shared on Monday morning.
Other info in the presentation included the next-generation Heads Up Display, the Chevrolet Infotainment System, the Performance Data Recorder and the Bose Performance Series Stereo.
Following the presentation, the team answered questions from the crowd.
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