As we reported on Autoline Daily, Ford has developed a new kind of front suspension that eliminates torque steer. Called RevoKnuckle, it looks. Ford’s RevoKnuckle front suspension is a re-engineered version of the McPherson setup which weighs less and costs less than a double. NASICS: RevoKnuckle suspension. 5th July hen Ford were developing the Mk2 Focus RS they had a problem to overcome. Big power (bhp), and.

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Browse cars for sale. It allows the simplicity of a traditional McPherson strut revoknuxkle, but with geometry settings that minimize steering disturbances and torque steer, principally a reduction in steering offset. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.

For the limited-slip diff, they called on Quaife, a standard in the field, while they tapped their own engineers for the design of the RevoKnuckle suspension. Sign up for our Revoknudkle Newsletter Get daily news, spy shots and more! Stock photography by izmostock. Latest News British Columbia: I agree to receive emails from the site.

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PH – Most memorable drives. Like all limited-slip differentials LSDsthe Quaife unit allows some degree of freedom of rotation between the two drive wheels—that’s what makes it possible to turn corners smoothly. Latest Features British Columbia: Our work has shown clearly that our approach in combining a tuned RevoKnuckle with the Quaife differential is an ideal solution for a high fofd front-wheel-drive road car like Focus RS.


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As one wheel slips, it spins faster, and the torque differential across the two sets of gears increases, progressively locking the set that’s transferring the most torque, slowing its speed and sending more power to the wheel with more grip.

They know a thing or two about making a FWD car fast, is why, and they thought they could come out with a car that performs better than an AWD equivalent. Lidar, big data could make de-icing roads more efficient. Spy Shots December 31, So in the end, Ford thinks it has come out with a product that will beat the competition thanks to a lighter, more tactile solution that offers a better combination of power, traction and driving dynamics.

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Ford RevoKnuckle Suspension and Quaife LSD Explained

The mid-size pickup truck pace-setter. Thanks Dave, that has shed light on the subject. Ive read the story on the new Rs and was just wondering if anyone on here can shed some more light on this ‘new’ design have searched the net and found nothing. News Chevrolet Corvette preview Sports Cars an revolnuckle ago. Various innovations, developed as a result of customer feedback from revoknuclle performance Fords, have allowed engineers to keep the new Focus RS as front-wheel drive, with a limited-slip differential, while still achieving demanding targets for traction, handling and steering.


In Depth: Ford’s RevoKnuckle Suspension And Quaife LSD For The Focus RS

Used Ford Focus 7, cars. Used Chevrolet Cruze 7, cars. But yeah, it would be interesting to know. A side benefit of the RevoKnuckle system is improved traction in addition to minimized torque steer thanks to greater freedom in configuring camber, caster and trail. BigMansZetec 1, posts months.

It is characterised by sudden turning force on the steering wheel and can be exacerbated by vehicles with wide tyres and limited-slip differentials. Cutting out the center differential and rear drive mechanism saves cost, complexity and weight – all enemies of high-performance and affordable hatchbacks.

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