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Posted: 10 Mar 2014
The new Camaro has a flight mode
The ballistic 2014 Camaro Z/28 has a special mode for when it's airborne. Why? Because Chevy engineers kept jumping the car during testing at the Nurburgring, which lost them nearly five seconds per lap.
The logic's integrated into the car's "track" mode and, in the words of Bill Wise, the car's performance engineer, "it uses ride-height sensors to determine the reduction in force on the tires. It's unique to track mode and allows the car to continue with uninterrupted momentum."
Watch a more detailed explanation here