curb weight


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curb weight

n.
The weight of a fueled automobile with standard equipment but without cargo or passengers.

curb′ weight`


n.
the weight of an automotive vehicle including fuel, coolant, and lubricants but excluding occupants and cargo.
[1945–50]

curb weight

Weight of a ground vehicle including fuel, lubricants, coolant, and on-vehicle materiel, excluding cargo and operating personnel.
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With a curb weight of 780kg, a very low centre of gravity, and a powerful engine, Slingshot delivers heart pounding acceleration and astonishing cornering power.
And since I'm not 25-years-old (except in my imagination), anything having more than a 6-pound curb weight would literally drag me down fairly quickly.
It has a power rear window that can be operated whether the roof is up or down, and a lightweight aluminium and carbon fibre hybrid chassis, but the extra bracing required for the removal of the car's roof has added 264 pounds to its curb weight.
Though UK, Norway and Quebec province in Canada, have banned on advertising of junk food in children's television, Mexico is the only country that has taken such drastic steps in restricting advertising in every channel to curb weight gain.
The Lamborghini Huracan is a carbon fiber/aluminum structure that has a curb weight of just 3,155 lb.
C1, which has seating for two, also promises up to 200 miles of all-electric range, 0-60 mph acceleration in less than 6 seconds, and 800-pound curb weight.
Thanks to Audi ultra technology, the premium compact sedan starts with a curb weight of just 1,250 kg and length of 4.
While stretched in overall length and wheelbase, the all-new CTS sedan has a lower curb weight than the preceding model.
That combination has defined the Corvette for six decades, as increasing power output matches the use of advanced materials to minimize curb weight.
The huck-bolted cab and hood reduce curb weight by up to 700 lb.
Additionally, the integration of aluminum in cars and light trucks is projected to be nearly 11 percent of curb weight by 2020.
According to UQM, the hybrid bus, which features a "low-floor, monocoque-type structure, four-wheel independent suspension that operates with no interior intrusion for axle clearance, and a front frame crush zone to improve occupant safety in the event of a collision," has an estimated curb weight of 9,600 pounds, "which represents a mass reduction of 64 percent compared to conventional buses thereby improving passenger-carrying payload and fuel economy.