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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Auto Shows Auto Shows Detroit. One downside of the helical LSD, or any torque-biasing unit for that matter, is that if one wheel becomes unweighted or otherwise completely loses traction, the differential won’t function – it becomes in essence an open differential. Frod is the future, today.

We’ll email you the latest in performance and luxury automotive news every day. Bugatti’s 3D-printed brake caliper tested to hypercar extremes. 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.

It is a simple, highly robust solution that is also exceptionally effective. Used Honda Civic 9, cars. To separate emails with commas.

Sign up for our Daily Newsletter Get daily news, spy shots and more! News Chevrolet Corvette preview Sports Cars an hour ago. Instead they focused on making the front differential and suspension the best possible. Most Popular This Week. Anyone that’s done any significant performance work on a MacPherson-strut AWD car knows just how important – and difficult – these adjustments are to achieve.


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. 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.

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. Recommended Galleries Toyota Supra leaked, again. Search My Stuff What’s New 3 12 24 It allows the simplicity of a traditional McPherson strut arrangement, but with geometry settings that minimize steering disturbances and torque steer, principally a reduction in steering offset. Forum

Used Ford Focus 7, cars. Torque steer occurs during hard acceleration, cornering or driving on uneven surfaces, when torque on the revoknjckle wheels exceeds grips levels. Used Hyundai Elantra 23, cars. The mid-size pickup truck pace-setter.

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

The upside is that it sends more power to the grippiest wheel, rather than simply locking them together and potentially losing even more traction, and they don’t tend to grab and yank the drive wheels, making it particularly well-suited to an FWD application.

For the limited-slip diff, they called on Quaife, a standard in the field, revokhuckle they tapped their own engineers for the design of the RevoKnuckle suspension. Browse cars for sale. Used Volkswagen Golf 2, cars. PH – Most memorable drives.


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

If is so revolutionary, then chances are Ford won’t want to tell reovknuckle how it works. Terms and Conditions Posting Rules. Used Chevrolet Cruze 7, cars.

How it accomplishes this task is what determines the type of differential, and there are many ways, including helical, clutch-type and viscous coupling LSDs. Read our Cookie Policy. Take Us With You!

But yeah, it would be interesting to know. Spy Shots December 31, PH – Reader’s Car of the Year. I agree to revoknucjle emails from the site.

Various innovations, developed as a result of customer feedback from previous 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.

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It is characterised by sudden turning force on the steering wheel and can be exacerbated by vehicles with wide tyres and limited-slip differentials. Was hoping devoknuckle see a picture or diagram, as i want to know how it works as opposed to what it does.

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