Stop by any time!
I’ll be in town over Thanksgiving. Send me an email if you’d like to meet.
Heck, you’re an inspiration, too!
They all run?! You are an inspiration.
I’ll have you know, I have lots of diversity in my fleet! I just bought an inline-six, rear-wheel drive, right-hand drive car with a factory limited slip differential and manual steering!
It’s basically the greatest Japanese sports car ever, and it somehow does it without being a Japanese sports car.
Yes, I read that. That was wild.
One of the keys, as Fred mentioned in a different thread, is that C&D’s aligning torque refers to torque measured at the wheels, not at the steering wheel. BMW’s 10 percent claim applies to steering wheel torque.
Right, the self-aligning torque measured by C&D is a torque measured at the wheels via the K&C machine, versus measured at the steering wheel like BMW apparently does it.
Torch and I will definitely work together on more technical explainers. Don’t you worry about that.
Really the point was for BMW to describe how it actually changed the car. Often times you’ll hear automakers say things like “Our most dynamic car ever dynamism dynamism dynamism.” This post aims to answer: What did you actually do? While wrapping it all up in a dynamics explainer that can be applied to all vehicles.
PG is right.
I was at UVa studying MechE, minoring in Aerospace, and reading pretty much every car blog I could find on the internet, when I spotted this post by Matt Hardigree. Excited that an editor from my favorite car blog lived in C’Ville, I reached out, asking if he wanted to speak at an event about car culture as a way to…
It’s over $54,000 with destination.
This is good stuff.
Fair point. A 3 Series deserves a third pedal.
Right handed, and also a big fan of FBDs.
The Dave Point!
I’m down to call it that.
I’ve read that one of the concerns dealt with reducing steering effort.
And perhaps that’s something I should have mentioned in the story: There’s always that tradeoff between steering effort, stability, and feedback.
I’m not sure I’d compare the absolute figures, here, since I admittedly don’t know enough about the two test setups or conditions.
We’ll have to wait until someone gets both cars on a K&C machine to compare apples to apples.