For 2015, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
gained a novel piece of high-performance technology: The Performance Data Recorder
. This trick system combines video from a front-mounted camera with in-car data and GPS
information to help drivers record and study their lap times, complete with data overlays. While it's a clever tool for track days, it's also finding popularity as a built-in dash cam
of sorts. To this point, the technology has been a Corvette exclusive, but General Motors
' executive vice president of global product development, Mark Reuss
, has confirmed to Autoblog
that it will soon be available in other vehicles.
At a media luncheon on Thursday, we asked whether GM was keen to expand usage of the technology to other models, and if we could expect to see something soon. Reuss coyly replied, "What's soon?" When we suggested the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V
(which is scheduled to debut at next week's LA Auto Show
), he replied, "There will be other uses, and it won't be that far away. How's that?"
Certainly not an outright confirmation, but we wouldn't be at all surprised to see the next high-po Cadillac
roll under the klieg lights at the Los Angeles Convention Center next Wednesday brandishing more than just 450 horsepower