I may have missed this info, but does the Solstice have roll bars? Could they be inside the seat or under the cowls? Anybody know?
Some GM exec on the GM Blog radio cast said the rear humps offer rollover protection. Keep in mind this is the only time we've heard that fact and we are not talking about racing level protection, merely a little extra help in that area (judging from the cutaway pictures of the structure of the humps).Zolsol said:I may have missed this info, but does the Solstice have roll bars? Could they be inside the seat or under the cowls? Anybody know?
they'll give you good protection so long as your head doesnt extend above the "rollbars" take a look at the gallery and see if this means you.Fformula88 said:There seems to be conflicting information on those roll hoops too. The GM broadcast did say they offer protection. In the past, we have also speculated that the structure under the bodywork, as seen in GM's cutaway artist drawings (in gallery) would not be sufficient to offer protection. Either way, the A pillars should be sufficiently reinforced to offer good protection at least.
Funny thing I've seen many regular looking roll bars on other cars where they don't extend too high at all (in some cases not higher then the head of driver). Makes you wonder if in a roll your head is tossed out of the way from the forces or something.swatthefly said:
Just remember to draw the right line. The fact that your head is higher than the roll bar does not mean you will hit your head. The car will rest on the rollbar and the windshield header, so that is the correct line to look at your head being below for protection.swatthefly said:
Rollbars are not required for SCCA SoloII (autox) Stock and Street Prepared. Very few if any run them because of the weight penalty.JimmyMood said:Does anyone know if this car meets the requirements for SCCA auto-crossing? I thought a roof or roll bars were required, but I have also never been to a meet and could be very wrong.
Autocross would seem to be well suited for a car with such handing ability...