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Old 01-05-2012, 09:32 AM
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What if Corvettes and Vipers were made with a handbuilt round-tube spaceframe?

Instead of their mass produced semi ladder chassis?
Would they match Ferrari/Lambos performance?
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:55 AM
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Please crack a chassis engineering book if you can comprehend the subject and stop posting inane questions.
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They already match the performance of Italy's best. From what I've seen/read, modern technology and advancements in automotive engineering have pretty much eliminated the need for round-tube spaceframes, especially in road cars.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:26 PM
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What if, what if. What if you didn't start this thread about what if.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:42 PM
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To answer the question, neither the Corvette or viper come with ladder frame chassis'. Both use a combination aluminum monocoque and a very basic space frame. A round tube spaceframe would negate the appeal of the cars that is the US market: it would make them much too expensive.

Post your what ifs in the technical question thread, please.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:40 PM
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Kudos csl177 and brochureman. I couldn't agree more !
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:43 PM
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They already match the performance of Italy's best. From what I've seen/read, modern technology and advancements in automotive engineering have pretty much eliminated the need for round-tube spaceframes, especially in road cars.
what technologies have made spaceframes obsolete? what is the future of chassis engineering (as in what is the next frontier)?
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what technologies have made spaceframes obsolete? what is the future of chassis engineering (as in what is the next frontier)?
Let me clarify - I didn't mean that spaceframes were obsolete. I just meant round-tubed ones as it's not exactly practical to mass produce them.

If people more knowledgeable than me are offended, I will admit I may have misspoken. I was briefly living in the 1960s and thinking about sportcars of the era and also thought about modern formula cars and their monocoques.

A part of me does wonder though, what will happen to the supposed "modular" chassis? I'm not talking about platform sharing, but rather the GM "skateboard" platform or Lotus' similar concept with their concept MPV from several years ago.
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The modular thing might get a renewed push when fuel cells and whatnot become more common, as it'll be much easier to do when everything is controlled by wire and the propulsion is all electrical. When manufacturers can just produce different modules for different purposes and have them all interlink as required, the economies of scale will make more sense.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:05 PM
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What if, what if. What if you didn't start this thread about what if.
I don't get it.
What is the obsession with keeping posts count extremely low?
What would be the atractiveness of a forum where the last post was made months ago?
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Well, look on the bright side - at least he's not making bizarre threads about random obscure race car drivers that may or may not have offensive content!
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:26 AM
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I don't get it.
What is the obsession with keeping posts count extremely low?
What would be the atractiveness of a forum where the last post was made months ago?
I'm not saying that. But making a post about something a car manufacture hasn't done and should is stupid.

There are lot of members on this forum with high post count yet they do that by contributing to other threads not starting What ifs.
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