2011 Chevrolet Volt: Spoiler Update
February 16, 2011
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.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 2,238 miles