We're really quite excited about the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and its Performance Data Recorder – and not just because of its unbridled potential for providing the world with more "dash cam" videos. We love the idea if only because it means we won't necessarily have to fiddle with GoPros while out on track. The new technology, which we first told you about yesterday, fits the Stingray with a 720p video camera, a microphone and all manner of GPS doodads to record your progress as you lap a track or your favorite winding road.

The techies at our sister site, Engadget, had a fairly extensive hands-in with the Corvette Stingray and its PDR ahead of this week's Consumer Electronics Show. Now, if you read our piece yesterday, some of this will be old hat, but for those that didn't, the Engadget piece provides a great look at the system and how it works.

Scroll down for both videos from Engadget.


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      RWD
      • 1 Year Ago
      Extremely cool, a dashcam built right in! The data overlay is great too, very thorough, it seems to even show you when traction control is working. Odd that the little traction control symbol looks more like a C6! I don't normally care for whiz-bang stuff like this, but this is a very thoughtful addition. I only wish they'd taken it one small step further and made it a full 1080p camera, for those who might want to use the footage (since it's optional equipment anyway). I'd love to see this factory built-in dashcam becoming standard in many vehicles, performance overlays or not.
      ROLO
      • 1 Year Ago
      great i want this option
      davebo357
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would love to get my hands on the raw video file just to see what it looks like.
        dan1malk
        • 1 Year Ago
        @davebo357
        If you just want video, get a GoPro. This is more about all the telemetry info, really.
          davebo357
          • 1 Year Ago
          @dan1malk
          No what I meant was I want the raw video file this system writes to the memory card, just to see both the quality of the camera and the quality of telemetry data it's burning onto the image. It's just hard to tell quality from a cell phone video shooting the lcd in the dashboard.
      SteveM
      • 1 Year Ago
      OK here it comes... AWD - DCT - Donkey Cart...yah yah yah...
      nocommie11
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why did the Donkey cross the road? To get away from THIS Donkey Cart!
        KEVIN PAUL
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
        LMAO :)))))
        the.fog
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
        Jealousy.... It's a terrible affliction. (And no, it's not the same meaning as the "Affliction" on the shirts you wear)
        Zach
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
        Donkey Cart huh? I bet it would kick the ass of whatever you're driving. Haha.
      AlwaysOn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Impressive Integrated Tech! I can't wait to see more uploads from enthusiasts.
      TopGun
      • 1 Year Ago
      The GT-R has been offering that for years…only it drives for you! :)
      dan1malk
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can dig this. Car tech that PASSIVELY makes you a better driver. Good stuff, Chevy. Will probably be on the Camaro too, eventually.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dan1malk
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          edward.stallings
          • 1 Year Ago
          Even having the AWD option compromises a clean, well engineered design. The added weight of AWD is not worth the benefit except in non-dry pavement conditions. When you make something all purpose you have to compromise on making it ideal for a specific purpose.
          SteveM
          • 1 Year Ago
          yah yah yah...
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      OSO
      • 1 Year Ago
      So, can I dial up Snake Rd. just northeast of Elkhart Lake? -OSO
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