Almost exactly one year ago we told you that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette would feature an advanced new instrument cluster. Today, in its second video trailer for the new car, Chevy has given us a glimpse at some of the digital gauges that will feature.
It’s hard to tell from the brief glimpse provided, but it looks like a traditional speedometer will sit next to a digital tachometer. Next to this will be an information screen providing vital stats such as engine and oil temperatures, oil and tire pressures, and battery charge.
We also get some comments from Alex McDonald, who is the performance integration engineer for the new 2014 Corvette. He says there’s a new level of electronic integration on the car that should make for a more accurate and refined drive.
This is just the second in a series of four trailers leading up to the car’s reveal on January 13 at a ceremony preceding the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The first video trailer explained how the car’s exterior was sculpted for optimal aerodynamic performance.
Just this week, Chevy also announced that a virtual version of the seventh-generation Corvette is ready for download from the PlayStation Store and drivable in the popular racing simulator Gran Turismo 5. Like it does for every car featured in Gran Turismo, Polyphony Digital, the creator of the video game series, has gone to great length to ensure the performance of the virtual Corvette is as close as possible to the real thing.
This latest Corvette, the C7, is completely new, including, most importantly, its chassis, engine and interior. It will be slightly smaller than the outgoing C6, representing a sharper and more focused design for the American icon, and its brand new LT1 V-8 engine delivers more power as well.
With a power rating of 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque, the LT1 is estimated to be capable of delivering 0-60 mph times of less than 4.0 seconds and a top speed in excess of 186 mph.
While you wait for its arrival, be sure to check out our previous spy shots.