Ackermann Steering Geometry The intention of Ackermann geometry is to avoid the need for tires to slip sideways when following the path around a curve. The geometrical solution to this is for all wheels to have their axles arranged as radii of a circle with a common center point.
Ackermann Steering Geometry Rear wheels are fixed and a center point must be on a line extended from the rear axle. This line intersects the axes of the front wheels and requires that the inside front wheel is turned, when steering, through a greater angle than the outside wheel.
Carbon Fiber Wheels Reduction in weight Increases fuel efficiency Higher tensile strength than most metals
Stats from Material Testing at Ohio State University https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/58422/carbon_whe el_thesis_FINAL.pdf?sequence=1
Aluminum Rim Piece:Carbon Fiber Rim Piece: Moment (in*lbs.) =3900 Weight (lbs.) =7.1 Deflection Angle (Degrees)= 0.036 Stiffness (in*lbs./Degrees) =84782.6 Specific Stiffness (stiffness/lbs.) =11941.2 Moment (in*lbs.)= 3900 Weight (lbs.)= 1.73 Deflection Angle (Degrees) =.21 Stiffness (in*lbs./Degrees) = 18571.4 Specific Stiffness (stiffness/lbs.)=10734.9
Rear Suspension Change from Pull-Rod to Push-Rod System Suspension travel will be increased A-Arms overdesigned to handle additional bending moments Upper A-arm carries weight of vehicle
Upright Design Weight Reduction Adjustability Room for Brake Caliber Attachment Adjustable Toe- In /Out