The contributors that helped drive down the C5's curb weight
included the use of SMC body panels with more plastic than ever before.
Engine: 675cc, liquid-cooled, OHV semi-dry-sump single cylinder with EFI Rack capacity front/rear: Not listed Towing capacity: Not listed Curb weight
: 648 lb.
A new study has found that the 2009 North American vehicle contains an all-time high amount of aluminum--8.6 percent of vehicle curb weight
Engine: 3.5 liter, DOHC, 24 valve, V6 Bore x stroke: 95.5 x 81.4 mm Compression ratio: 10.3:1 Gearbox: Continuously variable transmission 6 simulated gears, four-wheel-drive Power, BHP (Kw): 231 (172) @ 6000 rpm Torque lb/ft (Nm): approximately 234 (317) @ 3600 rpm 0-97 km/h: 8.4 seconds Fuel capacity: 82 liters Curb weight
: 1865 kg Weight distribution, front / rear: 59% / 41% Length: 4770 mm Width: 1880 mm Height: 1705 mm Wheelbase: 2825 mm Track, front / rear: 1620 / 1620 mm Tires: 225/65R18
MSRP: $10,999 Engine: 695cc 4-valve 4-stroke Transmission: CVT Automatic Drive Wheels: 4WD Front Suspension: Independent, double A-arm Rear Suspension: Independent, double A-arm Wheelbase: 75 in Curb Weight
: 1,165 lb Ground Clearance: 12.5 in Fuel Capacity: 8.2 gal Bed Capacity: 325 lb Tow Capacity: 1,500 lb [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]
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.
lighter than the lightest outgoing XJ--the 3.2L Executive which has a curb weight
of 3,760 lb.
Cancer Research Campaign director general Professor Gordon McVie agreed that smoking "may curb weight
gain and assist in its loss."
It features a carbon fibre driveshaft (lowering both the curb weight
and the rotating mass of the powertrain, reducing drivetrain losses) and a specially tuned adaptive suspension designed to maximise the Quadrifoglio's performance.