Flat-Bottom Corvette Steering Wheel Makes Perfect Sense

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I’m tall. Since you’re behind a computer screen and can’t measure me, I’ll just make it easy for you and say I’m 6’2. I’m long in the leg, and in sports cars that makes things a bit interesting.

The Corvette, for example, takes some yoga training just to gracefully get in and out of (still working on that), so a flat-bottom steering wheel that allows some extra limb movement is very welcome indeed. To be honest, it’s not just about ingress and egress either. If you’re blessed with three pedals to play with, the steering wheel can oftentimes interfere with your best Riverdance performances. These points and more have been brought up by a curious forum user Always Red Dave in this thread, “What is the advantage of a flat bottom steering wheel besides leg room?

In the photo above, we can see the flat-bottom steering wheel that’s now in your grasp for 2016 model year Corvettes. This particular example I chose is from the Caravaggio edition, because it looks simply wonderful. Additionally, flat bottom steering wheels are prolific in the high-end sports car market. I see no reason to reject a steering wheel that looks good, and offers realistic usability features.

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Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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