Which cars come with a performance data recorder?
General Motors is one of the only automakers based in North America that offers cars which can just about go straight from the showroom to the race track. Chevrolet offers the Corvette Stingray (and Z06) as well as the current Camaro SS (and upcoming ZR1) with high-performance components. Cadillac has placed the 2016 CTS-V and ATS-V front and center for luxury options that look as good as they perform. People serious about racing their vehicles need to keep track of more than fuel economy. GM has partnered with Cosworth to provide telemetry analysis software for the Performance Data Recorder. But how do you get Cosworth telemetry software?
Download Cosworth Toolbox
As of right now, only the Cadillac version of the performance data recorder can be downloaded through the Cosworth website. Vehicle owners will need to submit a form with their name and VIN code. Corvette and Camaro drivers will need to contact Cosworth directly for Toolbox support.
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What can I do with Cosworth Toolbox?
When a professional racing team goes to the track, they don’t show up with just a car and a tank of gas. It takes an entire crew of highly-trained professionals, literal rocket scientists, to breakdown the data that is collected and interpret what it all means. The Cosworth Toolbox lets the average weekend warrior with an above average car have an entire team of engineers live in their laptop. Once the information from the performance data recorder is uploaded to Cosworth Toolbox, users will be able to see important information like top speed, braking habits and the temperature of various components.
All of this information is meant to help racers to get the most out of their machines without having to employ and entire team of engineers for a weekend hobby.
If you would like to learn more about the performance data recorder or what you can do with the Cosworth Toolbox, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.