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Racing is the genesis of much of the technology we have on today’s street cars, whether its traction control of paddle-shift gearboxes. Episode 8 of the Corvette Racing Series delves into this phenomenon, which program members call “Cascade Engineering”.
The program shows how data gleaned through the race program filters down to the street cars. From changes as significant as fixed headlamps to minor things like brake ducting, the ALMS program not only helps the engineers build a better Corvette, but also improve GM’s race programs in series like NASCAR and Grand-Am.
Hit the jump to watch Episode 8 of the Corvette Racing Series
The last installment of Corvette Racing saw the team highlighting the little things they do to make the Corvette ALMS cars just a little more green. Come on guys, maybe the Sierra Club is interested, but chances are, if you’re checking out ‘Vette videos on Youtube, you’re not too interested in how the headlights can reduce C02 emissions.
Don’t think the Corvette folks are unaware of this either. Episode 5 of the Corvette Racing Series is a total departure from the previous “socially responsible” episode, with awesome footage of vintage Corvettes at LeMans, old-timer legends like Dick Guldstrand talking about how racing used to be, Ron Fellows giving his impressions of the old LeMans Corvettes, and of course, lots and lots of V8 rumbling, possibly the best antidote to anything that uses “green” as an adjective.
Hit the jump to see Episode 5 of The Corvette Racing Series