C7 Performance Traction Management System tested by Tanner Foust

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We’d all like to think that we’re better drivers with electronic nannies turned off, that we don’t need no stinkin’ stability control. In the latest Top Gear USA, Tanner Foust tests himself against, well, himself in order to see how good or obtrusive the C7 Corvette Stingray’s electronic assistance is.

Top Gear USA built a race course over a six block area of Detroit and set Tanner Foust loose to see which is faster, “a computer or [him].” Chevy claims that their race settings are so good that even a race car driver can’t beat them. Foust runs three laps with all traction control and aids set to off and three laps in race mode. The results were affected by Detroit’s less-than-smooth roads and so results on a track might be different. Regardless, I won’t spoil it for you, but the results are very, very close. And Foust is a professional race car driver. Maybe we’d all better leave that traction control on…

Check out the video here, and fast forward to the segment after the last commercial.

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