Corvette Active Handling System Debuts

Corvette Active Handling System Debuts

1998 Corvette Information, C5 Corvette Information
Chevrolet Press Release November 6, 1997 LAS VEGAS, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chevrolet Corvette has a well-deserved reputation for cutting-edge technology and high performance -- alldelivered at a very competitive price. That reputation will soon be enhanced when an optional Active Handling chassis control system (JL4) becomes available on all Corvette models early in 1998, and standard on convertibles with the Indy 500 Pace Car package. Corvette's Active Handling system features a unique blend of sensors that are capable of reading steering inputs, vehicle yaw rate and lateral g force, then activating the vehicle's brakes on a selective basis to help stabilize the car in emergency maneuvers. When added to Corvette's well-developed ABS braking and traction control systems, Active Handling greatly enhances the accident avoidance capabilities of the already…
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Corvette Convertible to Pace Indy 500 in 1998

Corvette Convertible to Pace Indy 500 in 1998

1998 Corvette Information, C5 Corvette Information
Chevrolet Press Release November 6, 1997 1998 Indy 500 Corvette Pace Car LAS VEGAS, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The all-new 1998 Chevrolet Corvette convertible will be leading the pack at next year's Indianapolis 500, the 11th time a Chevy has been selected for this honor. Driving the pace car will be none other than golfing's Greg "The Shark" Norman (and Chevrolet spokesperson). Those announcements were made today at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) annual meeting in Las Vegas by Mary Hulman George of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Chevrolet general manager John Middlebrook. The 82nd running of the Indy 500 will mark the fourth appearance for Corvette as an Indy 500 Pace Car. The first time came back in 1978 -- the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Corvette. Subsequent appearances…
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