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Exclusive: What Are All Those Buttons in the 2020 Corvette C8?

Its been one of the biggest questions since the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 was revealed: What the heck are all those buttons on the center console? We got inside the car with our cameras to show you. The answer is simple: That long strip of buttons running down the raised edge of the center console contains all your climate controls. It includes all the standards, such as fan speed, airflow, recirculation, front and rear defrosters, separate driver and passenger temperature controls, and driver and passenger heated and cooled seat controls. --> To keep things logical, the strip is divided into three zones. In the center are the general controls: fan speed in the middle, airflow, automatic mode, and driver/passenger temperature sync above, and power, air conditioning, recirculation, and defrosters below. The drivers controls, including temperature, seat heater, and seat cooler, are farther up the strip and above the general controls, along with a display for the temperature at the top. The same temperature and seat controls for the passenger are at the other end, in the lower zone, in reverse order, with the temperature display screen at the bottom. Although the layout is unusual, its the same number of buttons youd find on the dashboard of any other car, and theyre real, physical buttons you can find without looking once youve owned the car a while. Climate functions will also appear on the infotainment screen when you push one of these buttons, but you dont have to go digging in the screen to make changes. While were talking buttons, there are a few more youll want to know about. The drive mode control knob is just to the left of the strip. This cycles through the various powertrain and suspension modes, and in front of it are three useful hard buttons. On the left, the traction and stability control button, which can turn those systems off or, if double-tapped, activate Chevrolet s Performance Traction Management and its sophisticated traction and stability modes. In the center, theres the nose lift button for getting over speed bumps and into steep driveways. Pressing it will also bring up a window on the infotainment screen asking if youd like to remember this GPS location and have the nose automatically lift in the future when you return to that spot. The button on the right activates the forward-facing cameras in the bumper to help you see if youre about to run over a parking stop or other obstruction. Next to the drive mode knob is the Corvettes first push-button shifter. Park is at the top, with a pull switch for reverse behind it, a button for neutral behind that, and then another pull switch for drive behind that. Below drive is another button for manual shifting mode. There are two other buttons exclusive to the C8 Corvette youll want to become familiar with. First is the Z button on the left spoke of the steering wheel. Pushing it puts the car in a customizable Z mode, which you can configure with your preferred engine, transmission, suspension, and instrument cluster display settings (Z stands for Zora, referring to the father of the Corvette, Zora Arkus-Duntov). Second, youll want to find the hidden button between the air vents on the passengers side of the dash; this opens the glove box. Lastly, you might be wondering how you open up the dual-mode exhaust for that proper Corvette sound. The easiest way is by changing drive modes to something sportier, but if you just want to sound good while you cruise, you can change the exhaust mode manually in the settings menu of the infotainment screen. Interested in the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette ? See our comprehensive coverage HERE . 6 Cool 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Easter Eggs What Can You Fit in the 2020 Corvette C8? We Find Out! Hear and Watch the C8 Corvette Start, Rev, and Launch Testing the C8 Corvette As Seen From the Drivers Seat The post Exclusive: What Are All Those Buttons in the 2020 Corvette C8? appeared first on MotorTrend .

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