Competitive Driving Mode
In Competitive Driving Mode, the StabiliTrak System helps maintain directional control of the vehicle by selective brake application and controlling engine torque. TCS is off.
On vehicles with a V8 engine, this optional handling mode can be selected by pressing the StabiliTrak/ TCS button (pictured above) on the console quickly two times. “StabiliTrak Competitive Mode” displays in the Driver Information Center (DIC). See Ride Control System Messages (pictured below).
Launch Control (V8 with Manual Transmission)
Launch Control is a form of traction control that optimizes wheelspin while launching the vehicle. It is activated when the vehicle is at a standstill while in Competitive Mode.
When the accelerator pedal is pressed to the floor with the clutch engaged, the RPM is limited to a predetermined level. Releasing the clutch while keeping the accelerator pressed to the floor provides controlled wheelspin and acceleration.
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