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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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Your service manager is an idiot!

There is nothing you can do, driving wise, including mounting the brake cooling rings and taking the car to track days that will void the warranty.
 

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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!
 

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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!
Do you have magnetic ride? I've heard you need it for LC.
 

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Yes I have Mag Ride Z51 NPP. I looked through owner manual and it has Launch Control in there with no mention about warranty. That's what I thought as well, he didn't know what he was talking about.
 

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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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Yes, it does have it. I can use it on my non-Z51 :) It works... trust me!
 

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It amazes me the lack of knowledge of the sales and service people on their own product...
It has been said that a Corvette buyer will most likely know more about the car than the sales staff.
 

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It has been said that a Corvette buyer will mostly like know more about the car than the sales staff.
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. :cool:
 

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Does anyone know how to engage launch control in for Automatic transmission?
 

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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.
 

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I suppose it could be less damaging than enabling a driver to rev to high rpms and ease the clutch out ever so slowly-
the GM video demonstration of the launch actually looked rather tame and non eventful.
 

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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.
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.
 

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My understanding is that the C7 Launch Control is similar in implementation to the C6, and controls ignition timing to adjust torque and limit wheel spin.

"The launch control in the 2009-2013 Corvette ZR1 and 2012-2014 Camaro ZL1 acts first as a two-step rev limiter. It pegs the RPM, and as soon as the clutch is released it then “modulates engine torque 100 times per second to maximize available traction.” In the drag racing world, tuners will retard ignition timing to reduce torque and increase traction where needed. It will also reduce the chances of rearend damage during launches." How To Use Launch Control on the Camaro ZL1 & Corvette ZR1 (video)

Here's a video where Tadge describes the details of the system. He makes a statement that launch control "will help ease the loads" (at 0:40):
 
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