We tell you about what a car is like to drive every day, remarking on throttle response, steering weight and feedback, squat, dive, brake fade and a dozen or more other factors of performance. What we can't tell you, though, is what the car does to us – how its performance impacts us, physically. That's what makes this video series from Chevrolet so darn cool.

The Bowtie brand rented out Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, got several (very) different individuals together, strapped a bunch of sensors to their bodies to record biometric data ranging from heart rate to respiration to brain activity, and then handed them keys to the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The results are explained in a series of videos, devoted to each driver, showing how different people react to the Corvette's performance.

If, like your author, you're a nerd for medical science, this is going to be a fascinating set of videos. If not, it's still pretty cool to see how the body of someone with racing experience, like Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi, reacts to tracking a car like the Corvette Stingray compared to the owner of legendary Detroit barbecue joint, Slows BBQ. Take a look below for all six videos from the series, or hop over to the Corvette Vimeo channel for the interactive experience, where you can see all the different metrics.












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      Griffen W
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would love to see the empirical data from that test and then compare it with a group of people flogging a corolla (for the least exciting control group) and something hyper exotic like a Pagani damn I cant spell it or a McLaren P1or something of that nature. Just to see how what is the car, whay is the track, and what is just human experience.
      R
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bad dealer experience. Keep in mind though that the dealer is a Chevrolet dealer, but it is not Chevrolet. GM is not responsible. Just find a better dealer.
      poopoohead100
      • 1 Year Ago
      Still surprised by comments about its looks. I thought Corvettes were for driving enthusiasts, not looking enthusiasts.
        Semislicks
        • 1 Year Ago
        @poopoohead100
        Most commentators here arent enthusiasts at all. They judge on how car looks from outside and inside and how much mpg its engine can squeeze. Most salivate over SUVs and MPVs. True driving machines are just uncomprenhensive to 99% of Autoblog audience. Unless it has Ferrari or McLaren badge. Dough...
        tankd0g
        • 1 Year Ago
        @poopoohead100
        You're going to drop that kind of cash on a car and not care how it looks?
      RGT881
      • 1 Year Ago
      Brilliant technology, I would love to see this used in major motorsports for viewers at home to see exactly what the racers are feeling. But Corvette! WOW...what a car. Considering Yamauchi's feedback, I think it's exactly what it needs to be. Also! Cheers to Slows BBQ, best ribs I've ever had!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RGT881
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        Jim R
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RGT881
        Slows is the best thing about Detroit. ..I hope that doesn't sound like a backhanded compliment...
      Semislicks
      • 1 Year Ago
      Chevy, STOP jerking around with that base LT1 Corvette and give us what we truly want!!! That twin turbocharged V8 monster you call Z07! Cant wait for the first tunes boosting power WAAAY pass ZR1s and pushing it into F12, Aventador and One-77 territory. With couple of grand more, Turboswap and its on LaFerraris and P1s playground. The thing Corvettes been known for, THE BEST V8 engine for Turbocharging and still going strong.
        Eggmania
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Semislicks
        today i learned a corvette with some turbos is just like a mclaren p1
      Jerry
      • 1 Year Ago
      Did they have a bonermeter? Pretty sure I would be rocking a chubby while driving this car.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jerry
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          Sir Duke
          • 1 Year Ago
          Evo: Give it a rest, if you want an AWD car, go buy one. The Corvette is the Corvette, love it or leave it.
          Jim R
          • 1 Year Ago
          I agree with you on the dual-clutch gearbox. I think the Vette could do with one of those. As for AWD? Go buy a GT-R. Oh wait, you can't for 50 grand.
          Rotation
          • 1 Year Ago
          Nissan has your back. The Corvette doesn't need AWD.
          • 1 Year Ago
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      over9000
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh look, a boulevard cruiser that is going to be bought by bald men to drive on weekends to a local mom and pop shop.
        Bandit5317
        • 1 Year Ago
        @over9000
        Oh look, someone who shouldn't be commenting on this site because he judges a car based on a small percentage of it's purchasers. I recently attended my first autocrossing event. Do you know how many of the cars there were Corvettes? Half. Out of 70 cars. The fastest car there was a Corvette Z06 with slicks and no other modifications. It beat the Ferrari 575m and the last gen M5 by miles.
      Me
      • 1 Year Ago
      Funny enough after seeing a new vette in person, I would have to say it has become even more of a "retired guy car" than it was previously. It really doesn't look "mean" at all, but very 50's and 60's style-wise. It is clearly a terrific machine and I would take one in a heartbeat. I'm sure they will also come out with more aggressive models and looks. I think they succeeded in making a true 2013 version of the original Vettes which is remarkable. But they won't be gaining popularity with younger ppl.
        Jarett Schneider
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Me
        I agree with Dave below that most young people can't afford this car, but a successful 26-30 year old who works trades, or makes 80K + a year who is in the market for some quick wheels like myself is actually considering one! So I guess they succeeded in attracting the younger market.
          Semislicks
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jarett Schneider
          Most young doctors, engineers, lawyers. well educated people, can afford banking loan to pay for this car. nuff said.
        Jonathan Wayne
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Me
        BS, both my brother and I are younger guys and we both love the new Vette. It looks damn mean too. One of the dealers by me had an black Z51 with black wheels, red brake calipers and a red interior for a hot second before it was snapped up and it looks very very mean.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      tankd0g
      • 1 Year Ago
      The more they try to make this look like a Ferrari, the uglier it gets.
      sixspeedclutchhh
      • 1 Year Ago
      i'm going to nit pick on the styling of the car because i think the driving experience in this thing sounds amazing, and i'm a little disappointed they didn't round out the package as well as they could have. when i first saw it from the front i thought it looked great, but the back end is very disappointing. i also think the proportions around the c-pillar are not as natural as they were on the last vette. i'm in no way saying the back is hideous looking, i just don't think it's necessarily worthy of a car this cool. i DO like the front, but i think it looks a little too much like ferrari's current design theme that began on the 458, then the FF and now the F12. that's not a bad thing in terms of design, but it's SO CLOSE to that design that it makes me slightly uncomfortable heaping praise on it. Lastly, and to me this is the most disappointing part because it was the fatal design flaw of the last one and i was really hoping they'd do a 180 on this.... the interior is just not up to par for what the rest of this car is and represents. it's not ugly by any means, but in many places it looks disturbingly generic. the word "cheap" is so overused when discussing interiors, but i just can't think otherwise on this one. there's too much extra, exposed plastic around the instrumentation and the audio etc. nothing in the cabin, to me, feels special. and that's why i'm very disappointed, because the car overall IS EXTREMELY special. it's really a triumph for gm in terms of engineering sports car fun, and i just wish it had the looks to make inspire LUST in my little brain... but it doesn't. with that said, i congratulate gm on continuing to make such a dynamic machine. hopefully when they refresh this thing they'll address these issues. i really don't want it to sound like i'm hating on this car, i'm just a little disappointed.
        sixspeedclutchhh
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sixspeedclutchhh
        disclaimer: i have yet to see one in person, so my criticism of the exterior might be off base.
          Bandit5317
          • 1 Year Ago
          @sixspeedclutchhh
          They look amazing in person. I've seen one in red and one in grey at a car show. They will grab your attention immediately. Also, I don't think you're giving the interior enough credit. There are a lot of premium materials, a lot of technology, and everything is very driver-oriented. I think even the interior punches well above its $52,000 price tag.
        Semislicks
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sixspeedclutchhh
        sorry, but if looks is your primary concern about this drivers machine than you arent enthusiast. sorry, this isnt an SUV, Crossover nor MPV. Its PURE bred drivers machine. Like 911, M3 or GTR. Its designed around the driver for the driver. I know your tiny brain has problem grasping such conception but it is so. Looks are just bonus. 911s, most BMWs and even GTRs are ugly, but pure drivers would kill for one cause they deliver ultimate expresion what road driving machine should be. 99% usable, yet 99% focused. Everything more should only be achivable through racing machine. And you are forgetting the fact corvette is about tuning and upgrade. LT1 like LS1 before it is a gem engine cause with little effort (read money) A LOT of power is gainable. Stock 450 hp will EASY grow to over 500 with almost for a dime. And even stock one outaccelerates C6 Z06 (delivers better torque). Now do the math, "enthusiast".
        FRD
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sixspeedclutchhh
        I think they are 90% there with the Corvette, still a few details need to be refined. I don't really like the wheels they have on it either. I haven't seen one either.
      IOMTT
      • 1 Year Ago
      I finally saw one on the road yesterday. It was the bright red color and I thought it was a Ferrari until I was close enough to determine it wasn't. Until yesterday, the only glimpse I had was a load of them on a trailer wrapped in their protective garb.
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