Yeah, I think all bumpers have to be rated to 5 MPH crash rating. Where they'll protect the car and survive at that speed.Fformula88 said:Good illustration Solsticeman!
I just wanted to add that the plastic material used over the bumpers is also extremely flexible to resist damage on minor to lightly moderate impacts. It doesn't crack and break apart, and returns to its original shape. The paint still can crack, and it could spydercrack on impact. Also the plastic can tear if an impact is too harsh. But it should bounce right back if it is bumped in a parking lot or other similar mishap.
Yeah, as Solsticeman mentions 3mph US, 5mph Canada. We lose out on that. No Mitsu Evo or a couple of other choices for me. :madbrentil said:Yeah, I think all bumpers have to be rated to 5 MPH crash rating. Where they'll protect the car and survive at that speed.
Manufacturers have gotten much better with roadsters weight distribution over the years. You will hear most front engine rear drive roadsters referred to as front-mid engine roadsters these days. Essentially, they get most if not all of the weight of the engine behind the front axle, distributing some of the weight to the back and balancing out the weight distribution.guenter said:Great inforamtion and pictures. many thanks! I guess like most others here, I can't wait to put down my deposit, and this type of inforamtion helps tremendously.
Another concern I have is a result of having owned a TR4A-IRS many (too many actually) years ago, and having it spin out on a curve on a 'slightly' wet road with 'slightly' worn tires within the first couple weeks of driving it. I wonder how good the Solstice's weight distribution has been - or can be made for that matter - made in view that it is not a mid-engine car. Or should we simply not expect the Solstice to be a 'well-handling' roadster?