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Old 06-06-2017, 04:14 AM   #75 (permalink)
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With the weight so far aft, the car is only ever going to be stable while traveling in reverse! Which is one of a suite of reasons why the car had a strong tendency to go backwards when it got loose in a fast turn. And while on the way around to assume a dynamically stable position, the car was in complete loss of control and apt to rollover with potential for catastrophe.
A suite of reasons? Sweet!

The edge case would be the Tatra V8. You established the center of gravity, where is the center of pressure? Understeer can throw the back end of the car, but it can be controlled by the roll center height front/rear (anti-roll bars), tire cross-section and inflation pressure. This is called tuning.

And how will it ever be stable in reverse when the Ackermann effect kingpin inclination is bass ackwards?

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