Archive for GTR
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All 2010 Corvettes, equipped with the manual transmission, come with launch control. Launch control is engaged by selecting Competitive Driving mode, smashing the right pedal to the floor (revs shoot to about 4,500 and the computer holds them there), pop the clutch (sounds very counterintuitive – I know) and just try to keep a stupid grin off your face.
The computers monitor wheel spin and do whatever it takes to find perfect balance between applying full power and traction.
Any manual purest will tell you there are very few things more rewarding than nailing a perfect launch. Using launch control completely removes the sense of joy, but what you lose in personal satisfaction is more than made up in Holy Cow – That Was Amazing!
As a bonus, using the Corvette launch control will not void your warranty and will not result in a flat bed trip to the dealer (GTR – ouch).
The Audi R8 5.2 is the only other true manual transmission car, we can think of, with launch control.
The Bullrun Rally (the real deal – not the TV show) kicks off July 10, 2010 from Pier 54 in New York City. The rally heads west with the ultimate goal of arriving in Las Vegas in one piece, in the car you started in and hopefully not with a glovebox full of speeding tickets and orders to appear next month before the judge of some one-stoplight-town.
The Bullrun’s tag line is “Cops, Cars and Superstars”. Here are some of the cars (the real superstars) of the rally.
Check in often for updated photos.
source of photos: you name it.
Big thanks to T.King for updates and so many photos! cec wheels