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Official Z06 Press Release, Reveal Pictures and Visualizer Access

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How credible is the 'frame twisting' rumor?

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  • How credible is the 'frame twisting' rumor?

    Not sure that I really buy into the 'too much torque' so the frame twisted rumor. With CAD and advanced modeling, other manufacturers like Porsche and McLaren have had no issues with this. Here's a video looking into how credible all these delay 'rumors' are.

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    Rumors about the rumors, but thanks for the link.
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    • #3
      Thanks RevMatch TV. Really good video. Lots of good information for us. BTW, there really was a frame twist when they first tested the ZORA version last summer, but it was fixed easily back then, e.g., very old news. And even better, GM decided as a result to not only beef up that one frame member on the ZORA version, but also carry through that enhanced piece for every C8 chassis — even for the roughly 500 HP entry 2020 version.

      Reason for only one chassis is lesser manufacturing complexity; and if it was just one piece of metal, could it very easily now being made of a higher strength steel, made of slightly thicker section modulus at this time, or some combination of the both.

      Thanks Eric! I enjoyed your vid. Subscribed to your channel.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by John View Post
        Thanks RevMatch TV. Really good video. Lots of good information for us. BTW, there really was a frame twist when they first tested the ZORA version last summer, but it was fixed easily back then, e.g., very old news. And even better, GM decided as a result to not only beef up that one frame member on the ZORA version, but also carry through that enhanced piece for every C8 chassis — even for the roughly 500 HP entry 2020 version.

        Reason for only one chassis is lesser manufacturing complexity; and if it was just one piece of metal, could it very easily now being made of a higher strength steel, made of slightly thicker section modulus at this time, or some combination of the both.

        Thanks Eric! I enjoyed your vid. Subscribed to your channel.
        Yes indeed, the old twist was a while ago. I was referring to the recent 'news'. Maybe we'll never know what happened, maybe we will! Thanks for the support John. Awesome forum you guys have here!
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        • #5
          Thank you RevMatch for your video. I learned what a CAN is. And more.

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            I think it occurred, but like above, long ago fixed.

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              Originally posted by RevMatch TV View Post

              Yes indeed, the old twist was a while ago. I was referring to the recent 'news'. Maybe we'll never know what happened, maybe we will! Thanks for the support John. Awesome forum you guys have here!
              What new news?
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                Thanks for the Video RM - As far as the 48V system this is a clip from Motor Trend

                As fuel economy and emissions standards continue to tighten around the world, automakers continue to seek ways to make power while using less fuel. Mercedes-Benz, never one to let its engines rot on the vine, is taking the next step to do just that with a 48-volt system for a new 3.0-liter inline-6-cylinder engine. This amounts to a mild hybrid system, but it does more than just improve efficiency.

                The system is being introduced on the 2018 S-Class, although not in the United States. We will get it eventually, but Mercedes has confirmed that the S-Class won't be the first car with it on these shores. Mercedes is launching it in two models with two states of tune. In the S450, it puts out 367 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. In the S500, it produces 435 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque.
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                • #9
                  If this news was about a released, production car, I'd then believe it and be concern with it. With R&D car, you are supposed to push the limit to crack it. That's how it gets perfected.
                  John
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                  Last edited by John; 03-31-2019, 09:00 PM.

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