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Harlan Charles: Mass Reduction a Balancing Act for the Corvette Team

Weight Watchers doesn’t have anything on today’s carmakers, including Chevrolet and its popular new Corvette.

With fuel prices on the rise and emission standards growing tougher by the day, carmakers are doing all they can to slice as much weight off their vehicles as possible to meet the new regulations and save consumers money on gas.

Among the leaders of this industry-wide move is the seventh-generation Stingray.

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Corvette Stingray's All-Aluminum Frame provides Weight Savings and a Stiffer Ride

When you think about lightweight materials, you usually don’t think about them being stiffer than heavy materials.

But that’s the case with the aluminum frame that has been designed by Corvette engineers for the 2014 Stingray and is 99 pounds lighter and 57 percent stiffer than the current Corvette’s hydroformed steel rail-based frame.

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