Video: This is why the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has a squared-off wheel
Before launching production, Chevrolet filmed a video dedicated to the customization opportunities of its upcoming Corvette Z06 – and touched upon the controversial topic of squared-off steering wheel.
The designers in the video explain that such a wheel avoids covering the dashboard, something that can be vital on the racetrack. According to Brett Golliff, the company’s guru for colors and materials, the wheel is not round, but not entirely square, either: its curves repeat the outlines of the digital dash in such a way as to keep in in sight at all times.
Customers can choose from seven standard trim schemes for the interior, but actual customization opportunities are vast, Chevrolet claims. You can freely specify custom materials and colors for both the trim and the stitching, decide how much carbon you want around, what color the safety belts should be, and much more.
Overall, the designers came up with around 11,000 options for the interior, making it truly personal for anyone who cares to take a detour from the factory spec.
The C8 Corvette Z06 debuted last fall with what the automaker claimed to be the world’s most powerful naturally aspirated production V8. The mill is huge by modern standards at 5.5 liters of displacement and pumps out 670 PS (661 hp / 493 kW). Speeding from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) is a matter of just 2.6 seconds.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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