Inside, it's all about the seats
Normally, a production car's seats, even "sport" seats, aren't up to the task of holding you in place should you find yourself compelled to partake in the type of driving for which the car was originally designed. That's not the case here, though. The Recaro seats -- standard on the SS, optional on the V6, but totally worth it -- actually hold you in almost perfectly.
The optional Performance Data Recorder ($1,300) is a must. A bit of trickle-down tech from the Corvette, it's a built-in camera that'll record straight to an SD card at the touch of a button on the infotainment screen. It overlays everything you're doing with the car, from brake use to steering angle. Even if you never go on track, it'll act as a dash cam, let you know exactly what your parking valet was up to, and give you the chance to totally geek out on your own driving data, if you're into that kind of thing. If you do use it for performance purposes, you'll be rewarded with a car that can literally teach you how to go faster.