Following Chevrolet’s presentation earlier this month of the Performance Data Recorder available on the Corvette Stingray, Ferrari has unveiled a similar system called Ferrari Telemetry.
Available for the F12berlinetta, 458 Speciale and LaFerrari sports cars, Ferrari Telemetry is a real-time telemetry system aimed at improving driving skills and helping owners re-live their on-track and off-track exploits.
The technology allows drivers to monitor the car’s position and analyze its performance by recording driving sessions and displaying the main data on the instrument binnacle. However, unlike the Corvette’s PDM, a high-resolution camera kit is only offered as an option by Ferrari Telemetry, adding simultaneous video recordings of the route and driving technique.
Ferrari says the system provides drivers “exactly the same technical support” as F1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen get during test sessions on the track and in the actual grands prix themselves.
Thanks to the huge amount of data available and a special Ferrari Telemetry App, drivers can compare their car’s performance over a series of different laps or even the same road route driven several times. You can see how the gadget works in Ferrari’s official video presentation posted below.
By Dan Mihalascu