2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Fun With PTM
August 27, 2014
Here's a bit of low-speed fun I discovered with our 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray's
Performance Traction Management system. Here's what you do: Turn the selector knob on the center console to Track, and then double-click to invoke the PTM system. Choose the lowest, most intrusive mode, which is "Wet."
Once the tires have some temperature in them (PTM only fully functions if there's traction to work with), nail the throttle in first or second gear as you steer around a corner or intersection. You'll instantly hear the "ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba" as it manages engine torque to keep full traction to the tires. That may not be the most accurate impersonation of the sound ever, but let's just agree that it sounds pretty dang awesome.
It's good, clean fun without the kind of big smoke show or powerslide that will get you in trouble with the law.
A bit childish and silly? Sure. But harmless entertainment nonetheless.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 24,186 miles