The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is almost ready for its showroom debut but before that happens there’s still plenty to learn about the latest generation of one of America’s most iconic sports cars. Today we’re taking a close look at the digital gauge cluster that will be fitted to every new Corvette.

The advanced unit can provide up to 69 unique sources of information, ranging from an interactive performance timer to a tire tread temperature display. In order to make it easy to stay on top of all the info, designers have added three configurable modes. The main feature of the gauge cluster is an eight-inch display that can be organized into Sport, Tour and Track themes via the Driver Mode Selector located on the dash.

The Sport theme emphasizes performance features with a prominent shift indicator and a large radial tachometer; the Tour theme places more emphasis on multimedia and infotainment; and finally the Track theme offers a race-inspired layout containing a sweeping tachometer, Corvette racing inspired shift lights and permanent lap-time displays. Importantly, three analog gauges remain for the most vital information: speed, remaining fuel, and temperature.

Some of the standout sources of information include an adjustable redline (which drops as low as 3,500 rpm when the engine is cold), a friction bubble that displays lateral and longitudinal G-forces, and an acceleration timer.

As mentioned, the digital gauge cluster will be fitted on all Corvette models and may even feature new sources of information for more extreme variants like the eventual replacements for the Z06 and ZR1. We’ll be driving the 2014 Corvette Stingray in the very near future and will be able to offer our own take on the system in our upcoming First Drive report.


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