A Dipshit's Lap of: Willow Springs (Cadillac ATS-V)

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Say hello to what hopefully becomes a new series here on Hooniverse. This is A Dipshit’s Lap of, where we take footage from a track test of a car that we can’t exactly use for our official video review of the vehicle.
You can almost consider this a stream of consciousness spurting forth from my mouth hole. It will be about the track I’m on, the car I’m driving, and a whole bunch of nonsense in between.
There’s a chance this experiment could fall flat, but I’m hoping you’ll find a bit of humor in my on-track ramblings.
(Also, this is a chance to try and get more track time whenever I can…)

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  1. I have a question about the data overlay: was that something Cadillac equipped the car with, or your own setup? I know that a VIRB can do most of that, but the steering angle and gear indicator data would be pretty tough for a self-contained camera to intuit. I am guessing these require some sort of interface with the car’s data bus?

    1. This is the PDR that you can get in Corvettes and now the ATS-V. It takes a regular SD card, and you can access the system through CUE. You can show less information as well.
      One neat part of it is the GPS tracking. You could theoretically map out and save your favorite canyon road… now you wouldn’t want to go blasting down that public road at 10/10, but it would be nice to see how you do over time maybe.

    2. You can get something similar on your phone pretty easily, just add a suitable app and a compatible bluetooth OBD2 reader. I’ve used Harry’s Lap Timer and it works well, though as you can see from my first attempt here i forgot to lock focus so it’s a bit wibbly-wobbly. And you get added corner and straight-line speeds, if you want.
      It was also only my second time driving a manual car in my life, this one being a completely on/off electric DIY thingie. Bonus spin at the end; a very oversteery FWD race-car is extremely nimble but you have to be on the power pretty much all the time or it spins. Like i did when i dropped a rear(!) wheel off the kerb at the exit, under power. https://youtu.be/NddatsypO0I

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