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Old 01-22-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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Extrusions on the lower front fascia?

I love the car except for the two extrusions on the lower front fascia below the grill. Do they have a purpose?
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:31 PM   #2
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Breaking up the air-flow ahead of the bumper so that the air flowing into the lower grille is less turbulent and more laminar
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:49 PM   #3
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Yep, definitely there for aero purposes.
Front of the 2013 Malibu and 2014 Impala have similar.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:53 PM   #4
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Breaking up the air-flow ahead of the bumper so that the air flowing into the lower grille is less turbulent and more laminar
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Yep, definitely there for aero purposes.
Agree... adds some downforce too. My other car has a variation... I also know someone who has tracked his consistently at high speeds and a splitter assists on keeping it grounded.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:59 PM   #5
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Wrong! They are for the new European law that goes into effect in a couple of years. Vehicles have to be designed to project a pedestrian up onto the hood of the vehicle. The US will surely follow suit. In order to be able to market a car for sale in Europe, this has to be done. The designers went ahead and designed the C7 with this in mind.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:04 AM   #6
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Wrong! They are for the new European law that goes into effect in a couple of years. Vehicles have to be designed to project a pedestrian up onto the hood of the vehicle. The US will surely follow suit. In order to be able to market a car for sale in Europe, this has to be done. The designers went ahead and designed the C7 with this in mind.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:06 AM   #7
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The hood is also spring loaded if a pedestrian lands on the hood. LOOK IT UP!
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:07 AM   #8
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Wrong! They are for the new European law that goes into effect in a couple of years. Vehicles have to be designed to project a pedestrian up onto the hood of the vehicle. The US will surely follow suit. In order to be able to market a car for sale in Europe, this has to be done. The designers went ahead and designed the C7 with this in mind.
Uhh...I don't think you're talking about the same thing.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:16 AM   #9
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I see, i was thinking he was talking about the lower design of the front fascia..My bad! Crow is delicious.
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Haha it happens. I'm from West Chester, by the way.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:24 AM   #11
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I figured in the area, with the Fenwick Hockey!
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:24 AM   #12
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:04 AM   #13
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Uhh...I don't think you're talking about the same thing.
Then what are we talking about here? Because that is what I was thinking also.

Here is a quote from an article written by Jake Gulick, fter spending time with the chief engineer.

" I questioned the “fangs” on the lower grill lip. He could see I wasn’t a fan. Turns out they are part of the pedestrian safety package, and of course, have been tunnel tweaked to double as downforce devices."
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:28 AM   #14
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Well, I guess my other car's fangs won't just flip a pedestrian onto the hood... it might slice, dice and decapitate one at shin level.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:50 AM   #15
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Wrong! They are for the new European law that goes into effect in a couple of years. Vehicles have to be designed to project a pedestrian up onto the hood of the vehicle. The US will surely follow suit. In order to be able to market a car for sale in Europe, this has to be done. The designers went ahead and designed the C7 with this in mind.
Uh.. Did you take a wrong turn?

It's for air flow.
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Maybe pedestrians shouldn't be jay-walking
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:15 AM   #17
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I suppose I can get used to the two fangs. Looks like they are multi purpose! Thanks guys!
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:17 AM   #18
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Being a "stingray" it makes sense. It's not a pony
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