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[April 17, 2013]
Tenneco supplies emission control technologies for Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Apr 17, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Tenneco Inc., a producer of emission control and ride control products and systems for light and commercial vehicle applications, has announced that it is supplying key emission control technologies, including electrical valves, for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
The Corvette's standard exhaust system is the first vehicle to utilize Tenneco's electrical valve technology for sound tuning. The electric valves are designed to work in concert with the vehicle's Active Fuel Management (AFM) system, a four-cylinder mode versus eight-cylinder mode. The valves open and close to control the Corvette's exhaust sound as it switches between the two engine modes, the company said.
The exhaust system features an option which includes two additional electrical valves in the tailpipes. These valves remain closed during normal driving conditions and open during harder acceleration, the company added.
"The Corvette is one of America's iconic automobiles, and Tenneco could not be more excited and pleased to partner with Chevrolet to provide a combination of performance attributes, including improved fuel economy, power and the vehicle's signature sound," said Tim Jackson, Tenneco's chief technology officer. "Additionally, the program gives Tenneco an opportunity to demonstrate our advanced exhaust technology on one of the highest performance vehicles available in the market."
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