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Old 03-14-2019, 11:04 AM   #160
Scooby921
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Originally Posted by SCRAPPYDO View Post
Bending frames and shattering glass are not a sign of how powerful the engine is, but rather how piss poor the car is engineered. Does it come with a fire extinguisher?

100 internlinked computers! LOLOL.... yeah, this will last. What could possibly go wrong!




Disclaimer: I know that most cars have dozens of computers linked, but this is GM we are talking about.
Sounds like GM needs your expert knowledge on finite element analysis. You could probably make a lot of money contracting yourself out to every OEM. Every single one of them would pay a lot of money for a method to 100% accurately predict loading conditions on a product which has zero reference in their existing vehicle lineup. You would save them millions of dollars and likely shave months off the development process.

I'm sure Calsonic, Denso, Delphi, Continental, ZF, and Bosch would welcome your input on ECU design and software development too.


This isn't piss poor engineering. It's just engineering. They tested with that Holden Ute and gathered data. They estimated and predicted loading conditions and proceeded with chassis design. Now that they have real cars with real powertrains they can gather more data, refine the analyses, and improve the chassis where required. The fact that this is a rumor and that the car isn't yet on dealership lots means it's actually "good" engineering. If there is a chassis issue related to some monster engine it's likely a late find because that's not the first or second or third vehicle variant they built and began testing. It's a later release with a very low build quantity. What it does to the chassis is likely irrelevant for the base model that likely only has 500hp.
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