Ride and Handling Development of the 1997 Chevrolet Corvette

Paper #:
  • 970098

Published:
  • 1997-02-24
Citation:
Neal, M. and Dona, M., "Ride and Handling Development of the 1997 Chevrolet Corvette," SAE Technical Paper 970098, 1997, https://doi.org/10.4271/970098.
Pages:
11
Abstract:
This paper describes the ride and handling development process used for the 1997 Corvette. Three levels of suspension are available for the 1997 Corvette: base (FE1), sport (FE3) and RTD or Real Time Damping (F45) suspensions. All suspensions will be discussed in this paper A review of the development and vehicle integration tradeoffs for each of the specific chassis components is included. Control arm bushings, springs, jounce bumpers, anti-roll bars and insulators, tires, shock mounts, shock absorber valving, real-time damping, steering development, alignment and measurements are discussed.
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