According to Helen Emsley, interior design director, the new Corvette Stingray interior combines excellent materials and workmanship with advanced technologies, resulting in a more connected and engaging driving experience.
“It starts with the wraparound cockpit inspired by fighter jets, then progresses to a smaller steering wheel, more supportive chairs, and high-definition, programmable screens, all wrapped in beautiful materials.”
The leather-wrapped instrument panel, for example, is made with hand-selected and hand-stretched materials for better grain matching, and stitching is done by robots to ensure perfect seams.
A micro-LED screen for the passenger’s climate control is even located beneath the vent on the dash, away from the performance features on the instrument panel.
The easy Driver Mode Selector is at the heart of the Corvette Stingray’s driver-focused innovations, allowing drivers to optimize the car for their driving preferences and road conditions via five settings: Weather, Eco, Tour, Sport, and Track.
The Driver Mode Selector, which is accessible via a rotary knob near the shifter, is simple to use. The Tour mode is the default setting for everyday driving; Weather mode is designed for added confidence while driving in rain and snow; Eco mode is for achieving optimal fuel economy; Sport mode is for spirited road driving, and Track mode is for track use. With the selection of each mode, twelve performance characteristics are modified, including:
Tour, Eco, and Weather modes have displays for trip data, radio, and navigation; Sport mode has traditional, easy-to-read sports car gauges; and Track mode has a gauge design based on the Corvette Racing C6R racing car display, complete with a lap timer.
Electronic Throttle Control improves responsiveness by adjusting the throttle input curve for the specified mode. Adjusts shift ease and shift points with a paddle-shift automatic transmission.