PhillipM wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:22 pm
jh199 wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:12 pm
How? Suspension geometry turning the wheels in compression or something more devious? I've never heard of this before, at least, nothing credible thus far
That and changes under load. It's not exactly rocket science.
Whoops, completely read over 'passive' in your post
. I thought you were implying more of a conspiracy.
Anyway, the only thing I would think they could get away with is letting the front of the gearbox tilt outwards a bit mid-corner. With the suspension arms mounted on the gearbox, an outward tilt could pull the front of the rear wheel inboards. Helping the car rotate in the same why supercar rear wheel steering works. This would, I'd think, make the car incredibly unstable at the rear though as the cornering speed increases. I'm still convinced that this rumor is just hot air though. Mercedes has just been getting their setups right on an already near perfect car.