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Glossary

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.

 

Pedal Release System (PRS)

- An active safety feature, PRS is standard on most Chevrolet models. In serious frontal collisions, the clutch, brake and accelerator pedals can cause serious injury to the driver of a car, if the pedals are fixed. PRS means that the pedals are released from their fixed positions.
 

Performance Active Exhaust System

- Performance Active Exhaust comes as standard with the Corvette Stingray in Europe. Not only does it improve performance and provide an outlet for the unmistakable V8 roar but it can be adjusted
 

Performance Data Recorder

- The all-new industry-exclusive Performance Data Recorder (PDR) — turns your vehicle into a highly sophisticated driving analysis tool. With just two simple clicks, you can record every single aspect of your driving including real-time audio and video, plus up to 30 channels of performance data. Relive your favorite moments on the track, then dive into the data and analyze every turn.
 

Performance Traction Management

- Performance traction management features five settings tailored to driver skill level and track conditions that can be controlled from the Drive Mode Selector wheel, located on the centre console
 

Petrol

- Petrol, known in the US as gasoline or gas, is a fuel type, which, like diesel, is used in internal combustion engines. Petrol engines work slightly differently to diesel engines, which is why you must never put diesel fuel into a petrol engine, or vice versa. Petrol is refined from crude oil.
 

Pollen filter

- A particulate filter composed of fibrous materials which removes solid particulates such as pollen from the air inside the car.
 

Power outlet

- A power outlet in the car's centre console to connect electronic devices, for re-charging for example.
 

Power output

- Horsepower as a term is a throw-back to the earliest days of motoring when a car's power output was measurable against the power of horses. Still in use today, it's a more accurate way of detemining how powerful a car is than the litre capacity of the engine.
 

Power windows – express down, driver

- Just one touch on the button opens the window completely.
 

Power windows – express up/down, driver

- Just one touch on the button opens or closes the window completely.
 

Power windows – front

- The front windows can electrically raised and lowered by the driver and front passenger.
 

Power windows – rear

- The rear windows can electrically raised and lowered by the driver and front passenger.
 

Privacy windows

- Window coverings to manage sunlight, to provide additional weatherproofing, to ensure privacy or for purely decorative purposes.