We recently told you about the all-new Performance Data Recorder (PDR) system available for the redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The PDR was officially unveiled at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show as an option for the 2015 Stingray with 460 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. A couple days later, Chevy has unveiled videos describing just how the PDR works, what to expect from it, and how it can help. Below you’ll find all three videos for your viewing pleasure. The PDR was developed by Cosworth, the British motorsports-engineering company who also helped develop the Corvette Racing team’s data acquisition and telemetry electronics system. The PDR will be an industry-first recording device in a production vehicle.
In the first of three videos, Steve Wesoloski, from Cosworth’s business development team, talks in-depth about what options users have when looking at the main screen of the PDR system.
Tommy Milner, driver for Corvette racing, takes the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray for a first lap around the 3.7 mile race track in Sebring, Florida. Equipped with the PDR system, the Corvette tracks Milner’s every move around the Sebring International Raceway.
Alex Macdonald, vehicle performance engineer, is at the General Motors Proving Grounds in Milford, Michigan for one lap around the 2.9 mile road course. The perspective throughout the entire lap is from the HD-camera on the Corvette’s windshield.
All-in-all, the PDR is a professional-grade piece of equipment that is now available for anyone to use. The system uses video, audio, and telemetry overlays to help drivers on and off the race track. The system is meant to be used to help drivers achieve faster lap times and improve overall performance driving skills. Customers who purchase the PDR will have the ability to playback and review everything they do on the track. Expect the system to available later in the third quarter of 2014. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.