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Old 11-28-2009, 12:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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New Member - Corvette owner/Aerodynamics Enthusiast

Hello

New to the forum and very interested in whats going on here. I know I seem out of place here, but believe me Vette owners want to improve their gas milage also.. We certainly enjoy aerodynamics and a low CD..

So Im asking you all to accept me to your kingdom and allow me to benefit from your experience.

My 2000 coupe benefits from a 6 sp manaul transmission that allows me to get 24-27 mpg on the highway. Not bad for a big V8 engine built over a decade ago.

I have decided to embark on a sustained effort to improve my MPG..

Mods that are already working are fixed aero non pop up headlights to inprove air flow and reduce weight. I am also actively replacing interior and exterior parts with carbon fiber parts versions to reduce weight. My goal is to shed as much weight as possible.



The next mods in the works are a carbon fiber rear wing and vortex generators to improve airflow over the rear and reduce the eddy affect .


A carbon fiber front splitter and canards placed in such a way to smooth airflow from the front are being incorporated.
The car has been lowered to improve the Cd

I guess Im lucky..The Corvette already has a very slippery shape.
The underside is flat and air moves underneath without any turbulace..

Any ideas or suggestion beyond selling her are appreciated!!

Happy motoring!!

Thanks
marty

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