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 Ninja 400 is built on a lightweight trellis frame, which contributes to its significantly lighter curb weight of 167 kg.
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.
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.
The huck-bolted cab and hood reduce curb weight by up to 700 lb.
Additionally, the integration of aluminum in cars and light trucks is projected to be nearly 11 percent of curb weight by 2020.
It didn't sell well, so now the company's pushing the Lotus' carmaking formula to the extreme--low curb weight, high horsepower and sledgehammer style.
According to UQM, the hybrid bus, which features a "low-floor, monocoque-type structure, four-wheel independent suspension that operates with no interior intrusion for axle clearance, and a front frame crush zone to improve occupant safety in the event of a collision," has an estimated curb weight of 9,600 pounds, "which represents a mass reduction of 64 percent compared to conventional buses thereby improving passenger-carrying payload and fuel economy.
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.
curb weight, (creating) a feeling of agility rarely achievable in a luxury car.
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.