New details on the active aerodynamic body kit for the Chevrolet Corvette C8June 14, 2019
The latest patent documents submitted to the relevant authorities by representatives of the American concern General Motors, whose members include Chevrolet, describe the elements of an aerodynamic body kit. These shots show moving deflectors working in combination with adjustable stroke height.
We have seen several patent applications from the General Motors concern, which, although they do not specifically mention their belonging to the Corvette sports model, are likely to appear on the new generation of the cult coupe. GM’s latest patent on this issue is dated June 11 and was discovered by people at the MidEngineCorvetteForum, and although it looks similar to previous photos showing the elements of an aerodynamic body kit, this time we are shown the variable height of ground clearance.
In particular, a system is outlined here that includes sensors to monitor the position of active aviation components on a vehicle, both in front and behind. Sensors also monitor these components relative to the ground, as well as the body, and also monitor the road height of the vehicle above the ground.
The last point is where this patent becomes interesting, since it assumes that this integrated active aerosystem will not only move air vents and spoilers, but also adjust the vehicle height regardless of the front and rear sensors.
Presumably, the development can also function as a kind of security system, ensuring that the moving control surfaces under the car do not touch the ground. As for the car on the patent images, this is the current generation Corvette C7, which will soon be discontinued.
Finally, I note that the official presentation of the long-awaited news is scheduled for July 18 this year.
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