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A-Pillars in 2020 Corvette C8 Hold 2.25 Times Its Weight

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2020 Corvette
2020 Corvette
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The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette has already garnered attention for being a mid-sized sports car. Now, it was revealed that its high-strength A-pillars are able to hold 2.25 times the car’s weight.

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The usefulness of the A-pillars

Both the 2020 Corvette Coupe and the 2020 Corvette Convertible include the A-pillar design. The durable and strong construction comes standard, so you don’t need to opt for upgrades that provide more rollover protection.

With the A-pillars, the 2020 Corvette accordingly doesn’t need to be equipped with a deployable bar to have protection in the event that the car rolls over. Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter said, “We designed the windshield pillars to hold 2.25 times the weight of the entire car. So you can turn the car upside down, and you can put another car on top of that, and still have room to spare.”

The A-pillars also help tune the suspension system in a way that betters the handling. Even the body’s structure improves handling, given that its over 10% stiffer for the 2020 model year. There’s also a Driver Mode Selector that allows the car to drive smoothly on a variety of roads.

Having the mid-engine, the Corvette now has additional responsiveness and visibility. The new hardtop on the convertible is also well-incorporated into the body. At speeds of up to 30 mph, you can activate the hardtop by using six electric motors.

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The A-pillars and other strong features in the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 make it an intriguing new addition to the Corvette lineup.

News Source: GM Authority