The automobile industry has witnessed a lot of drastic changes. There are a lot of companies that are perfecting technologies to offer better and powerful cars. Especially sports cars today are clocking unimaginable speeds because of various technologies and advancements. In this article, we will see some of the 8 High-Tech Features Revving up Sports Cars.
Reduction of heat with Aerogel
For people who are into automobiles, you would have definitely heard that Chevy Corvette Stingray as implied the suspension technology used in F1 cars. In this kind of suspension where there is a half-inch gel which is called an aerogel. It reduces the heat up to a considerable amount. The gel was actually designed to be used in the NASA spacesuits. 99.8 percent of the space in the gel is empty space.
Adding air to supercharger through headlight intake
If you take a close look at the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, you will find an air catcher intake opening in the front driver side headlight. This opening actually pumps air into the supercharger. This is one of the main reasons why this beast is able to clock 14,600 rpm and gives the engine of 600 hp.
The iconic Porsche 911 Turbo has always managed to live up to the expectations with extraordinary capabilities. The four-wheel steering in this car is unique because at a speed of 31mph the rear and front wheels turn in the opposite directions to have better control at lower speeds. When the speed exceeds 50mph both the tires will turn in the same direction. This technology not just helps in better steering but also helps to park the car easily. You can see a lot of sports cars and business sedans like Acura RLX using this technology.
Automatic Raising Spoiler
This technology was first applied in the Jaguar F-Type. It is a unique car which has its entire body built with aluminum. If you look at the car, you will not see any spoilers. But when the car clocks a speed of 70mph, the spoilers will raise automatically raise. It again drops down when the speed comes to 50mph. These spoilers are capable of reducing the lift by 264 pounds.
Centre of gravity reduction with design
Scion FR-S engineers who were involved in designing has stated that the main innovation of the entire design is the oil pan. It is located in the lower part of the engine which gives the advantage to the car. The entire weight of the car is 2645 pounds. The car can easily drift in the corners.
Few engine alterations can do the trick
A few adjustments were all it took to convert an Infinity Q60 business sedan into a performance vehicle. The adjustments in the air-fuel mixture, ignition timings had a very considerable impact in increasing the performance of the vehicle. It was able to produce 348 horsepower.
Amplifying the sound electronically
Ford Focus has electronically controlled valves which amplifies the noise of the engine. The roar of the engine is between 200 to 450Hz. You can get a horsepower of more than 250, and you will never feel that you are driving a Ford.
Deactivating the cylinders
Audi RS 7 which is one of the masterpieces from the German auto giant in a V 8 model. When the speed comes down to 27mph or when you hit the cruise control the car automatically cuts the power supply from four cylinders. It again turns on the supply when you exceed 40mph.