If you are interested in buying a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette you’ll be happy to know that when you borrow your car it will be completely safe thanks to the new Valet Mode with performance Data Recorder. This system allows 2015 Corvette owners to lock your interior storage, disable the infotainment system and record video, audio and vehicle data.
The Valet Mode can be activated by entering a unique four-digit code and after that, you can handle over the keys to your car to almost anyone, except your dog of course. Meanwhile, the Performance Data Recorder (PDR) was developed with Cosworth, the company that supplies the Corvette Racing team’s data acquisition and telemetry electronics system.
Performance Data Recorder includes a 720p, high-definition camera that is located on the windshield header trim (recording the driver’s point-of-view), a self-contained telemetry recorder that uses a GPS receiver and a dedicated SD-card slot located in the glove box that includes an 8-gigabyte card that can record almost 200 minutes of driving.
For those who don’t know, the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine developing 450 hp and 450 lb-ft (610 Nm) of torque. As a result, the vehicle is capable to zoom from 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds, while providing a top speed of 190 mph or 305 km/h.