Crazy car instruments: friction bubble gauge from the new Corvette
Friction bubble gauge? What the hell is that? Well, it’s the very latest in car information readouts that General Motors thinks drivers of the latest 2014 Corvette absolutely must have.
In case you hadn’t noticed, the car world has gone info-crazy. If you think a speedometer is all you need in your car (maybe a rev counter and sat-nav too), think again. Carmakers are installing more and more dials and readouts to inform, entertain and – all too often – completely flummox you.
In fact, they’ve been doing it for decades – with some very strange results indeed. From radioactive instruments to a Princess Leia sat-nav figurine, turn your dials up to eleven for the most extraordinary views from the driver’s seat you’ll ever see...