curb weight


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curb weight

[′kərb ‚wāt]
(mechanical engineering)
The weight of a motor vehicle plus fuel and other components or equipment necessary for standard operation; does not include driver weight or payload.
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The comparatively low curb weight helps make the most of the driving experience by allowing the use of lighter-weight chassis components, which reduces unsprung weight to enable more precise handling without compromising ride quality.
With a curb weight of only 3,199 pounds (1,451 kg) and 505-horsepower (377 kW), it is not only one of the lightest sports cars available in America, it has one of the best power-to-weight ratios of 6.
Enhanced safety features, reduced curb weight, lower maintenance costs and increased aerodynamics all translate into lower overall costs for us to operate and maintain the trucks and we pass these savings on to our customers.
The bottom line is that 80 percent of the curb weight of the typical vehicle is recycled and most of that is metal," Heenan continues.
The tax would be 10 cents per cubic centimeter of displacement for engines over two liters and 10 cents a pound for curb weight in excess of 2,500 pounds.
Overall, the entire vehicle has a curb weight of just under 2600 lbs.
The model relates MSRP to vehicle features (engine type, drive train, electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, number of airbags, transmission, body additions, curb weight, horsepower-to-curb weight, height and vehicle category), fuel economy, insurance cost, additional warranty cost, depreciation, and IIHS Top Safety Pick to determine the value.
Additionally, because the curb weight of the 2016 Maxima has been greatly reduced, drivers may notice that the new model is more fleet of foot than the outgoing version as well.
The fuel-cell edition is likely to be positioned above the LS 600h L long-wheelbase petrol-electric hybrid, potentially with a lighter curb weight but less power.
Koenigsegg Agera One:1 promises the first 1:1 (1340 kilograms/1340 horse power) power to curb weight ratio in an approved production car, Stuff.
With a curb weight of only 1,451 kg and 505-horsepower, it is not only one of the lightest sports cars available in America, it has one of the best power-to-weight ratios of 6.
Cancer Research Campaign director general Professor Gordon McVie agreed that smoking "may curb weight gain and assist in its loss.