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Even though we do try to avoid using technical terminology across our websites, there maybe times when you may need further help to understand some of the features described on our cars. That's what this glossary is for. Search alphabetically.


BOSE® premium audio - Centerpoint® surround sound with 10 speakers and AudioPilot® noise compensating technology

- All Corvette models feature Bose premium audio with Centerpoint® surround sound technology. It includes 9” ND® woofer with a 14-liter bass box in the rear of the trunk and AudioPilot® noise compensating technology. Coupe models feature 10-speakers whilst Convertible models come equipped with 9-speakers.

Battery - front-mounted

- The typical car battery supplies the source of power for cranking the engine and the charge for ignition. In addition, it can (for a limited time) provide current when the electrical demands of the vehicle exceed the Alternator output. Batteries are usually front-mounted (under the bonnet).

Battery - rear-mounted

- See front-mounted battery. Rear-mounted batteries are less common and usually fitted in the boot.

Battery protection package

- The battery protection package maintains the your vehicles charge level during periods of non use, thus protecting vehicle systems. Useful if you only use your Corvette occassionally.

Blue centre console ambient lighting strip

- A key element of the interior design, blue ambient lighting improves the appearance of the various dials and buttons on the dashboard.

Bluetooth for phone and audio

- Chevrolet MyLink allows you to make calls and listen to audio files via a Bluetooth® enabled device. Chevrolet MyLink can memorize up to ten Bluetooth® devices and 3500 phone numbers, accessible by voice recognition and displayed on the center stack.

Body colour door mirrors

- Depending on the trim you pick for your car, the side or wing mirrors can either be black or painted in the body colour of the car including the side indicator.


- The diameter or width of the cylinder.

Bottle compartment in door panels

- Storage compartment in both driver and front passenger doors for items such as large drinks bottles, maps and guide books.

Brake assist system (BAS)

- A passive safety feature, BAS interprets the braking behaviour of the driver and - should it detect an emergency situation - automatically applies a much greater stopping force than most driver are able to generate in such situations.


- In this very common combination, the disc brakes are on the front two wheels. A disc brake has two basic components: a flat rotor disc that turns with the wheel and a caliper that is stationary. When you brake, the caliper forces its heat-resistant (this is important because of the high friction) brake pads against both sides of the rotating disc, thus slowing/stopping the wheel. These brakes are also ventilated to cool both the rotor and the caliper. Drum brakes are fitted to the rear wheels. As the name suggests, a shallow drum-shaped metal cylinder is attached to the inner surface of the wheel and rotates with it. When you brake, curved brake ""shoes"" with friction linings press against the inner edge of the drum to slow the car down.


- Prevent damage to the main part of the car in the event of a collision. Bumpers are usually painted in the body colour of the car.