Ever seen the inside of an aeroplane’s cockpit? If you have, you’d immediately realize that you’ll probably have to read through the whole manual to use all those buttons and controls. It looks like the 2020 Corvette C8’s cockpit may have been inspired by an aeroplane’s cockpit. The interior may look absolutely stunning, but it also touts one of the most intimidating sets of controls, buttons, and functions. All we can say is that it will definitely make you look at the cockpit of your own used car in Dubai in a different way! Here’s everything you need to know about it.
The Breakdown of the Important 2020 Corvette C8 Controls
At first glance, Chevrolet may outright confuse the driver with a hefty control set for the 2020 Corvette C8 but we’ll try to break it down as much as possible. Let us get the easy stuff out of the way first. If you’re able to locate the long strip of buttons to the right side of the driver’s seat; that’s for all the climate controls and it looks like you’ll be able to customize the inside’s temperature according to your heart’s desires. Thanks to the copious amount of buttons, it may take some getting used to, so you’ll have to play around with them a bit in order to adjust the temperature according to your needs.
Coming to the second part, there’s a small drive mode control that’s present just to the left of the climate control strip if you’re able to spot it. If you have eagle eyes and have successfully found the knob, do note that its primary function is to help adjust the suspension modes and determine the kind of driving experience you’ll have. For example, on the left side, you have a control for traction and stability. Smack in the middle, there’s a noticeable button to help you steer the 2020 Corvette C8 through those pesky speed bumps. The same button will also reveal a digital window via the infotainment system, asking you if you’d like to remember the GPS location.
As for the button on the right, it activates the front cameras to help the driver see clearly if he or she is able to cross over an obstacle that they weren’t supposed to cross in the first place. If your curiosity was piqued, then you’d be able to spot the shifter as well. While there are labels present to help you carry out the right task, if you pull it, the car will now be in reverse mode, while parking is at the top. For neutral, there’s a button right behind reverse, and another for drive. Below the drive button, you’ll be able to locate another one and this will summon the manual shifting mode, but driving in this mode will definitely take some getting used to so we recommend getting the hang of the automatic transmission first before you’re ready to take it up a notch.
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Exclusive to the 2020 C8 Corvette are two buttons. One of them is the ‘Z’ button, present on the left spoke of the steering wheel and it enables a multitude of customization options with which you can tweak your suspension, transmission, engine and more. The second button is hidden in a rather ‘difficult to find’ location. It’s present in between the air vents on the passenger’s side and gives you access to the glove compartment.
We highly recommend you to memorize the manual first if you’re going to own this car down the road, and then do some practice rounds after that. Those buttons can sure confuse even the most experienced of drivers, and you don’t want to get into trouble for reckless driving just because you couldn’t remember a specific control or button.