Modern Ferraris already do a pretty good job of making you feel like a top-level racing driver. With Manettino switches for selecting different driving modes, near-instantaneous gear shifts and ultra-modern displays, Ferrari cockpits get pretty close to that race car feel. For those who want their driving skills to match, the company has now unveiled Ferrari Telemetry.
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As the name suggests, it's an in-built telemetry system that appear in the F12 Berlinetta, 458 Speciale and LaFerrari supercars and can record and relay detailed telemetry information to make best use of your time on the track. By measuring several aspects of your car's position and performance, the Telemetry system can compare the data and relay it back to you on-screen in the instrument binnacle, or in more detail afterwards using the associated app--allowing you to fine-tune your driving on-track, and even on the road, based on previous recordings.
The system can record acceleration and braking, cornering speeds and several other metrics, as well as lap times and sector times for even clearer evidence of your improvement., There's even the option to record video along with the data, so you can study your performance afterwards in the comfort of your couch. As Ferrari's video hints, it's a system best combined with professional driving instruction--such as the Ferrari Pilota courses--so you can review your performance and improvement as you learn.
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In effect, it's very similar to the data recordings professional racing drivers have access to every time they return to the pits. It isn't, however, the first time we've seen such a system on a road car: Chevrolet has already revealed its own hard-wired performance recorder for the 2015 Corvette Stingray, combining video footage with telemetry data to analyze laps...or simply to post on Youtube and show off your driving skills...