Ah, we’re finally getting our first look at all the details encapsulated in the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray‘s new, high-tech instrument display. The first observation: Someone at GM has basically admitted to liking the Black Eyed Peas. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but said videographer should be publicly shamed, at least with a permanent whoopee cushion adorned to his or her chair.
The second observation we’ve made is that there are 69 different configurations for the instrument display, all of which can be finagled on the giant TFT display that sits between the speedometer and some lesser diagnostic information. That’s a lot of information to manage, but Chevrolet seems to be doing all right with the logistics.
The 10 most noticeable configurable displays are Tour theme that shows what mode you’re driving in as well as multimedia displays, Sport theme with a radial tachometer, Track theme with a 1980s-style hockey stick-like tachometer, the adjustable redline, changing colors, displayable shift lights, a cornering force display, temp gauge, acceleration timer, and lap timer.
The car comes standard with these and Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system, which we enjoyed using in the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. Starting at $51,995 when it goes on sale this fall, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette will offer plenty more tech for not much extra cash. That is, unless you’re dealing with a gouging car dealer, which we hear is a thing these days.
Watch the video below to see how the infotainment system works.