An unusual feature on the 2015 Corvette is a legal can of worms
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Chevrolet’s latest Corvette can be equipped with GM’s new Performance Data Recorder option, which functions a bit like a built-in GoPro and microphone array that’s wired into the car’s vital stats. In normal use, the idea is to turn your track days into learning experiences you can analyze the footage to figure out what you’re doing right and wrong to shave a few tenths of a second off your lap times, sharing your best work on YouTube. Problem is, the PDR can also break the law.
Among other things, the PDR features a “Valet Mode,” which allows the owner to “lock the interior storage, disable the infotainment system and record video, audio and vehicle data” by setting a four-digit code the idea is that when you’re handing the keys…