Spoiler Update - 2011 Chevrolet Volt Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Chevrolet Volt Long Term Road Test

2011 Chevrolet Volt: Spoiler Update

February 16, 2011

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A few weeks ago I posted photos of our 2011 Chevrolet Volt and its perilously low front spoiler. It scrapes if you even look at a driveway; that's just the way it is.

Yesterday I noticed the three segment spoiler had begun to unhinged itself, with Tab A coming unstuck from Slot B like a badly-assembled Hot Wheels track. The good news is it snaps back together like Hot Wheels track segments, too -- at least for now.

I bet we'll be doing this a lot because I measured the ground clearance ( 3.125 inches) and the overhang (28.5 inches) at the forwardmost low point and calculated an approach angle of just 6.25 degrees. It makes me wonder how a Murcielago would compare, but I'm fresh out of Lambo keys right now.

Lest you still think this is a fluke, here's the joint on the other side of the car.

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Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 2,238 miles


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