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Corvette Today Podcast: TONS OF NEWS THIS WEEK

We've been doing Corvette news & headlines podcasts on CORVETTE TODAY since September 2020. I don't remember ever doing a news & headlines podcast with this much critical information packed into one podcast! https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/show/...ppfrkBCyZstwdl. This is a "must listen" to podcast. Here are a few of the topics covered in this episode....

1. Chevrolet confirms the introduction this Fall of the 2023 C8 Z06 with a new video release-and it sounds like a Ferrari
2. Corvette dominates sales in Q2 2021
3. Chevy dealerships have received their first 2022 C8 allocations
4. Callaway looks ahead to 2022 and the Callaway C8 Corvette
5. Right-hand drive C8 is revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK
6. New GT-3 spec C8.R expected in 2024
7. California will start failing cars with tuned ECU’s during smog checks
8. The National Corvette Museum delivers their 14,000th Corvette
9. A couple exchanges wedding vows before taking delivery of their C8 at the NCM
10. "Life in the Fast Lane" by The Eagles is a story of cocaine and a fast Corvette
11. Sigala Designs shows off a completed widebody kit for the C8
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C8 & The Ackermann Effect

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  • C8 & The Ackermann Effect

    http://www.mcgrathautoblog.com/autom...ette-stingray/

    The “Ackermann Effect”, was resolved 200 years ago, Chevy left it alone on the C7 Corvette.
    The reason? It’s the same reason the Corvette has a 50/50 weight distribution and electric power steering, performance.
    The Ackermann Effect is a skipping or lurching of the wheels when the vehicle is turning sharply. The effect is created by the inside and outside wheels traveling at different speeds and distances.
    Essentially the outside wheels are traveling further, creating a skipping or jumping effect.
    A system, which was patented by Rudolph Ackermann in the 1818, turned wheels at different angles and created a smooth turn for four-wheeled wagons.
    Most cars use a system to mitigate the Ackermann Effect, the C7 Corvette Stingray, however, goes without. C7 Corvette engineers decided that a tight turning radius is more important than eliminating the Ackermann Effect.
    Because this effect only comes into play during slow-moving tight turns, like navigating a parking lot, Chevy left the system alone in order to provide superior performance and handling.

    Anyone know anything about the C8 and the Ackermann effect? Many thanks in advance...
    Last edited by dolfanlon; 08-06-2019, 08:30 PM.

  • #2
    My bad...just found a thread from May....
    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ckerman-effect

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    • #3
      What we call the Ackermann effect should really be called the "non-Ackermann" effect. Ackermann steering prevents this kind of hop. The Corvette doesn't have Ackermann steering for better cornering performance at higher speeds.

      Also, GM has said that the improved chassis and suspension geometry, and the newly designed tires, will eliminate the wheel hop at low speed / cold temp / tight turning radius.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
        What we call the Ackermann effect should really be called the "non-Ackermann" effect. Ackermann steering prevents this kind of hop. The Corvette doesn't have Ackermann steering for better cornering performance at higher speeds.

        Also, GM has said that the improved chassis and suspension geometry, and the newly designed tires, will eliminate the wheel hop at low speed / cold temp / tight turning radius.
        Yes, science always names something after the person who discovers it...especially when they fix it. Grazie Molto!!!
        Last edited by dolfanlon; 08-07-2019, 06:21 AM.

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        • #5
          I looked at the other thread link you attached, but unless I missed it, no one still answered whether or not the C8 will still have the Non Ackermann effect. Did I miss something?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Strake View Post
            I looked at the other thread link you attached, but unless I missed it, no one still answered whether or not the C8 will still have the Non Ackermann effect. Did I miss something?
            see meyerweb response "GM has said that the improved chassis and suspension geometry, and the newly designed tires, will eliminate the wheel hop at low speed / cold temp / tight turning radius."

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            • #7
              Thank you ! Glad to hear, won't miss that annoying cold weather issue.
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