Software is a magical thing at times, even in vehicles. Chevrolet has harnessed the capability of its own coding power to amp up some older Chevrolet Corvette Stingray models.
Announced at SEMA, the bowtie brand is offering owners of select Corvette Stingrays a $350 software update to make their cars faster. More specifically, engineers have developed new code for the Corvette ECU that better utilizes the car’s magnetic ride control suspension system. In some cases, Chevy says the update can shave up to a second off of a lap time.
More specifically, owners of 2014-2016 Corvette Stingray Z51’s, 2016 Corvette Stingray and 2015-2016 Corvette Z06 may seize up the update opportunity. Aside from the $350 fee, the owner must take the car to a dealership, who will reflash the ECU with the updated software.
Chevrolet says new software for Corvette Grand Sport models is also in the works.