Article: Demystifying The C7 Magnetic Ride Upgrade

January 20, 2019

Andy Bolig Corvette Online January 10, 2019

The General has designed the Magnetic Selective Ride Control (MSRC) to allow owners to adjust their car’s ride from full-on track mode to highway-friendly and smooth. This latest technological wonder of damping changes each shock’s effectiveness by instantaneously altering the damper fluid’s viscosity, dependent on the settings chosen by the driver. The computer adjusts for each damper’s compression and rebound in miliseconds using inputs from various sensors throughout the vehicle.

Just like any digitally-enabled system, there are improvements that come along to better suit the application. One of the concerns from owners of Corvettes with this suspension system is that the ride is potentially still too “firm” in certain situations. Also, for those who carve corners, there have been changes to certain settings that enable the cars to navigate quicker during track duty. During GM testing with a 2016 Corvette Z06 and 2017 Corvette Grand Sport, these new calibrations contributed to a 1-second improvement in lap times around the General Motors 2.9-mile Milford Road .........

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