Report: Chevrolet Patents Unique New Tech for Corvette
Aug. 30, 2018—According to autoindustriya.com, the C7 Corvette is set to receive a host of new changes for elements such as aerodynamics.
In order to secure the new technology, Chevrolet has reportedly filed three separate patents, each specifically aimed at a changed part. For the C7 Corvette, ducts, side skirts, and spoilers were each the subject of their new patented tech.
The active GM ducts are fully-enclosed systems that generate downforce when the Corvette is in motion. The spoiler, meanwhile, is a plane mounted at the rear of the sports car that will move with the vehicle’s movements, and it can have its height and angle adjusted, which could alter drag and downforce depending on factors such as speed and steering angle.