Corvette uses an advanced fiber glass body frame to increase performance
|   Thursday, August 23, 2012
It is scientifically proved that low weight and high horsepower make way for superb performance and Chevrolet has managed to incorporate this designing feature in the Corvette successfully for the past sixty years.
The 2013 Corvette is set to further enhance the performance of the vehicle with improved horsepower generation and use of advanced and light weight materials to minimize its weight to ensure performance.

The new 2013 Corvette Z06 weighs just over 3,199 pounds and produces 500 HP.
This makes the Corvette one of the most light weight vehicles in America and the car features one of the best power to weight ratio of 6.33:1. This makes it more powerful than the Aston Martin DBS, the Nissan GTR Spec V and the Porsche Turbo 911.

These vehicles are some of the world renowned sports vehicles and the Z06 does a remarkable job of performing better than these super cars. Horsepower is not the ultimate requirement of a super sports car and the Corvette proves this once again.

Balance and a better power to weight ratio is as important as horsepower for a super car to become successful. The Z06 employs cutting edge technology and high quality materials to optimize the vehicle's overall performance.

Corvette started using high quality articles for its variants since 1958 and the brand has come up with many top notch models since. Chevrolet has designed an innovative new material for the Corvette and it is the best example of an alloy being used effectively to enhance performance of a vehicle.

Fiberglass is the new magic material being used for the body of the Corvette and this provides a suitable solution to the problem of finding a material suited to the car's advanced needs. This also provides high tensile strength and safety with decreased cost of production which helps the ultimate buyers.

Chevrolet used this innovative product since 1978 and every Corvette model post 1978 has been using fiber glass for its body frame. An upgrade to fiber glass is SMC and Corvette is now using SMC to design its body frame.

SMC is lighter, more durable, and denser and is highly refined and body panels made of SMC is providing the edge to the Corvette that it needs. An exception to this body panel was the 1997 Corvette and this model weighed at least 100 pounds more than the conventional Corvette models.

The later Corvette C5 models used SMC body panels and the car managed to regain it's somewhat lost worth in the market. The floor section of the Corvette is made of balsa wood and this is more refined than any other competing products in the market.

The C5 had a comparatively smaller V8 compared to the other Corvette models and this managed to produce equal performance as the other models. This happened primarily due to the light weight body frame and the other light weight body parts.

Modern day Corvette's are following the footsteps of their predecessors and this has been helping the car perform for a long time.
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