Software Upgrade Will Slash A Second Of Your Track-Time With A C7 Corvette
For Just $350; and it won’t even void the warranty
Published November 8, 2017
Software upgrades are really important. I am not talking about PCs or Macs, but about cars. Usually, manufacturers will deliver an update to fix an issue (or should I say a bug) with some of the car’s systems, remove a mistake, or just improve the experience with the Infotainment. In this case; however, Chevrolet figured out a way to take a couple more bucks from the C7 Corvette owners. See, programmers managed to create a software which improves the suspension system on the C7 Corvette cars produced prior to the 2016 model year. I am not talking about the C7 Stingray alone, but about the Corvette Z06 as well.
“These new calibrations leverage the latest tuning strategies of the Corvette development team to offer increased performance while improving ride quality,” says Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports at GM. “The result is a greater feeling of balance and more linear responses to driver inputs — changes you’ll feel and appreciate immediately.”
It will Make The C7 Corvette Faster
The system dubbed the “Performance Calibrations” works only for cars equipped with Magnetic Ride Control systems. The Delphi Automotive rigged system makes it easy for service technicians to update the system. It will readjust the main characteristics of the Magnetic Ride Control sharpening response and modifying some prospects of the modes selected. Three modes – Tour, Sport, and Track will work somewhat differently, letting the drivers to make the C7 Corvette reach its limits.
Sure, this will make cars ever faster around the track. I am talking about some serious improvements. Chevrolet released information about the updated 2016 Corvette Z06 which lapped the General Motors Milford Road Course (2.9 miles long track) one second faster compared to the previous version.
Impressive feat for sure.
This is a full list of cars Chevy technicians can update:
- 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.
As expected, Chevy made it all official at the 2017 SEMA show.