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  • C8 Improved Steering

    This chart, Corvette team shown at the NCM 25th Anniversary, presents a markedly improved C8 steering system. Notice it is marked “confidential,” but no longer...


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    I like the combination of no Ackerman effect and the two feet shorter turning turning radius.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MidEngine View Post
      I like the combination of no Ackerman effect and the two feet shorter turning turning radius.
      How did they do those? I didn't get it from John's slide but then didn't get Dynamic Rack Travel and EPS either.
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      • #4
        Nice perspective on the new driving position too! I absolutely LOVE the feel of driving a ME car... for me personally, far more engaging and fun than sitting way behind the engine. You feel like you are leading the car rather than being pulled along.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by gthal View Post
          Nice perspective on the new driving position too! I absolutely LOVE the feel of driving a ME car... for me personally, far more engaging and fun than sitting way behind the engine. You feel like you are leading the car rather than being pulled along.
          Looking forward to this concept!
          2017 TR GS 2LT

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MidEngine View Post
            I like the combination of no Ackerman effect and the two feet shorter turning turning radius.
            Originally posted by 73shark View Post

            How did they do those? I didn't get it from John's slide but then didn't get Dynamic Rack Travel and EPS either.
            So what I think.....

            Tadge talked about the lack of "Ackerman effect." in one of the Q&A sessions. The impression I got was that the lack of the shudder or hop that people call the Ackerman effect has at least as much to do with the new tire construction / compound as anything else. In an earlier video or interview, Tadge remarked that the new chassis and suspension setup allowed them to run a less aggressive tread compound on the summer tires, eliminating the grab / skip / grab / skip issue the C7s have on the PSS tires in cooler weather.

            And note that the slide says "as tight as 36 feet," not "36 feet." This is where the Dynamic Rack Travel comes in. What they're saying is that when the car is at a standstill (at curb), the steering system is smart enough to let you turn more sharply than when the car is in motion, because you don't have to worry about the suspension compressing during the turn and causing the tire to hit the inner fender. So I think that when the car is moving at higher speeds, the turning circle is wider than 36 feet. And if you don't get FE4, you don't get the Dynamic Rack Travel, and the turning circle is greater than 36 feet. How much greater? They don't say.
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            • #7
              When I was checking, I found one place that the C7 didn't compensate for the Ackerman effect so maybe that was what caused the shudder.

              Guessing that EPS must be what contributes to the DRT maybe.
              Save the wave.

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              • #8
                EPS = electric power steering. All C8s have that. Only the FE4 has DRT because DRT uses the suspension position sensors included in FE4.
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                • #9
                  I hope that the EPS is an assist and not a complete replacement of a mechanical link to the steering.
                  Save the wave.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 73shark View Post
                    I hope that the EPS is an assist and not a complete replacement of a mechanical link to the steering.
                    It is, just like in the C7. There's still a mechanical connection to the rack and pinion system.
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                    • #11
                      Only driven one mid-engine car (rented Murcielago in Miami in 2012, so I was not driving it very briskly. Thanks Miami traffic), so I don't have enough seat time to truly know the difference. I'm looking forward to getting some empirical evidence though

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by P-Tree View Post
                        Only driven one mid-engine car (rented Murcielago in Miami in 2012, so I was not driving it very briskly. Thanks Miami traffic), so I don't have enough seat time to truly know the difference. I'm looking forward to getting some empirical evidence though
                        Imagine the days when you drove a go cart. Similar just bigger and faster.

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