Project Title: Bang for your Buck: The Safety and Power of Exotic and Luxury Automobiles
BASIS Advisor: Mr. Winter
Internship Location: Corsa Motors LLC.
Onsite Mentor: Cosmo Lisica
For my Senior Project, I will explore: What makes luxury and exotic automobiles high performing without compromising safety? To answer this question, I’ll intern at a boutique auto shop, Corsa Motors LLC. Through this project I will not only further my appreciation for the engineering that goes into making exotic cars, but I will also learn why is it that these cars are above the rest in speed and safety. To conduct my project, I will work closely with the mechanic at Corsa Motors LLC and learn what it takes to repair and maintain these vehicles as well as see what is under the hood. At the conclusion of my Senior Project, I hope to explain the difference in safety features of different exotic cars and what allows these cars to be so fast.
It has been a wild ride. From a McLaren that could not go backwards, a crashed Ferrari, and a rat’s nest in a Porsche, I will never forget my time at Corsa Motors. To sum up my experience and learning, here are my big takeaways. When one thinks about an exotic car there are many […]
This week was my last and also happened to be the most unexpected and memorable. A candy apple red Porsche Macan was brought in for a regular maintenance. A regular maintenance includes changing the oil, oil filter, air filter, cabin filter, and wiper blades along with checking the brakes and tires. However, when James opened […]
This week a Lamborghini Gallardo was brought in with a check engine light. Lamborghini’s famous logo is the bull and the names of all their vehicles are connected to the bull theme. For example, the Gallardo is named after one of the five Spanish bull breed castes, the Aventador bares the name of the famous […]
This week an Aston Martin DBS was brought in with a tire pressure light. When the tire pressure light icon lights up on any car it is difficult to diagnose the root of the issue because it can be an indicator for a number of problems with the vehicle. Just to name a few problems […]
This week I was lucky to see another Ferrari F360 taken apart. The owner brought the car into the shop because when he drives, the car goes into neutral. The Ferrari F360 has a F1 transmission shifting system, which means that it is a dry clutch system (it does not have a torque converter.) The […]
This week Corsa Motors got a classic American muscle, the Corvette Stingray. This Corvette drove into the shop and the owner complained of having a slow start, at times, and that the airbag light randomly turns on and off. The first step was connecting the car to Leonardo, the car computer, and obtaining the error […]
This week a Ferrari F360 pulled into the shop. The car was custom rebuilt by Renntech, a company which specializes in modifying vehicles to be more high performing. To add to the already high performing Ferrari, carbon fiber body panels and a supercharged engine were added to it. The owner explained that his Renntech Ferrari […]
This week a Maserati GranTurismo caught my attention. The gorgeous silver car got tapped on the bumper while waiting at a stop light. After this unfortunate incident, the airbag light turned on but the airbags did not deploy. Even though the airbags didn’t go off, the impact was strong enough to cause the seatbelts to […]
This week we had 4 Rolls Royces. Two that caught my attention had very urgent safety issues. For one, a customer bought a Rolls Royce Drophead in Florida and decided to drive it back to New York. On his way, the car started to vibrate vigorously. The driver got scared because to make the 3 […]
Shock, was the expression on my face when I came in on Monday morning and walked into the Corsa Motor’s garage. As you may remember, last week, I told you about a gorgeous Ferrari 488 Spyder that came in for storage. What I didn’t tell you is that the Ferrari is owned by Gotham Dream […]