2014 Chevrolet Corvette Teases Again
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is such a tease! At least it has been lately. As we patiently (and impatiently for some) wait for its unveiling, Chevrolet keeps releasing teaser trailers showing us little aspects of the design. Previous trailers have shown us headlights and now they tease digital gauges.
Digital gauges haven’t been used in many cars since the late 1980s and early 1990s, but they are seeing a resurgence. They were originally popularized for their high-technological look but met a downfall with its associated problems. They were hard to see with strong sunlight, expensive to repair, and prone to stop working leaving the driver clueless to his or her speeds. Beginning in the 2000s, digital speedometers have been placed in some hybrid vehicles and some foreign made cars. Since the 1990s, the bugs seem to have been worked out with better lighting and more reliability. In enters the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette.
The digital gauges teased in the video resemble regular gauges but completely computerized. The digital graphic gives the feel of the normal, physical gauge but also has the high tech look of the digital gauge we all craved in the late 1980s. The speedometer goes up to 200 miles per hour. It looks to be in a vertical 180 degree shape with the needle pointing down at zero and straight up at 200 miles per hour. In the middle of the tachometer, a digital representation of the Corvette illustrates the status of the car to the driver. We imagine this would work by the problem part of the vehicle lighting up whenever it detects a problem.
It seems Chevrolet is teasing us with all the little things in the 2014 Corvette to show us that every little part of it will be great. We’ve sat here analyzing the speedometer for the last five minutes. Just imagine how much time and thought it took to design and create every little part in this machine.