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Do you have magnetic ride? I've heard you need it for LC.I agree he does not know what he is talking about your service manager that is. last saturday finally put enough soft miles on mine had a deserted long road selected track mode pushed button twice selected race under track mode . let me warn i have the automatic trans. launch control is the greatest thing sence sliced bread you better have it pointed in the right direction its awesom!
Yes, it does have it. I can use it on my non-Z51 It works... trust me!When I picked up my car yesterday and was waiting on temp tags, I was talking to bunch of people admiring the car. My Service Manager who I got introduced to, said the car comes with Launch Control Mode and if that is ever used, it will void the warranty. Has anyone heard of this and is this true?
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It has been said that a Corvette buyer will most likely know more about the car than the sales staff.It amazes me the lack of knowledge of the sales and service people on their own product...
I think that is probably true of any car enthusiast regardless of brand. We tend to read more and know the details earlier by participating in forums like this.It has been said that a Corvette buyer will mostly like know more about the car than the sales staff.
Sure, launch control puts extra stress on the drivetrain but it was engineered with this requirement so no, there is no reason to use it sparingly. If there was there would be a warning in the manual. However, unless you track the car (drag strip) every weekend it's unlikely you would use it more than 100 times over the entire life of the car.I understand Launch Control does not void the Stingrays warranty. It seems like a great feature for the "track" when you have that Porsche 911 Carerra driver along side of you at the red light (er, I mean the "Christmas Tree" countdown lights) challenging you to a duo. But does Launch Control cause damage to your vehicle? There are a lot of forces applied to the vehicle at Launch time and I can't imagine a more punishing exercise than the use of Launch Control.
What's the opinion of the experts? Launch Control is great fun but use sparingly due to the demands being put on the clutch, transmission, engine, etc. or is the opinion, the Stingray was designed to take this punishment.