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…

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