2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: It's Got a Good Pedal Box
December 27, 2013
So the rev-matched downshift feature in our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray isn't very quick and the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters are intrusive. Luckily, the pedal configuration is perfect.
The brake and throttle are placed extremely well with just enough lateral distance between them. The travel of the brake pedal is relatively short, too, so that the relative height of the gas pedal is about halfway down that travel.
These two factors combined allow for practically effortless heel-and-toe downshifting. Also, the edges of the pedals are lined with a rubber contact patch rather than metal and this keeps your foot from slipping during high-speed driving maneuvers. The Corvette engineers got this part right.
Travis Langness, Associate Editor