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© Panoramic Sam Sunderland Already winner in 2017, Sam Sunderland (Gasgas) won Friday his second Dakar at the end of An ultimate step won by Pablo Quintanilla. The British also advances the Chilean to the final ranking. Long in the race for victory, Adrien van Beveren finished fourth. Gasgas had the hollow nose.
When I commandeered my friend Sean's 2019for a joyride on Angeles Crest Highway, I expected a great experience--and what I got was magical. By now you've heard plenty of people praising this car, but some of the most important pieces that make it so competent and comfortable at speed are hidden behind the front wheels. Come take a closer look in this video and I'll explain the excellence of the Dual Axis Strut.
I took the trouble of familiarizing myself with the incomparable Honda hatchback over a week of driving and 1,000 miles in Southern California's canyon roads, and I was more impressed with it after each drive I took. Most of the time, I flat-out didn't want to stop driving it. Everything about it is judged expertly, but nothing more so than the suspension, especially the front axle that uses a slightly unconventional permutation of MacPherson strut suspension with a separate hub carrier.
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This E-Class-sized electric sedan made a great first impression on a sunset drive through Malibu.The car used for this ride-along is an EQE350, which will be the entry-level model in the US. This one is nearly fully loaded with the Hyperscreen, 20-inch wheels with Pirelli P-Zero tires, air suspension and 10-degree rear-axle steering, all of which will be optional. The EQE350 uses a 90.6-kilowatt-hour battery pack and a single electric motor at the rear wheels putting out 288 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque. It feels plenty quick from the passenger seat, with a quoted 0-to-60-mph time of 5.
Honda calls this Dual Axis Strut, and it is something of a magic bullet that bridges the gap between a normal strut and dual wishbone suspension for front-wheel-drive cars. Instead of using the strut tower and lower ball joint as the steering axis, Honda created a separate hub carrier with two extra ball joints that act as the kingpin. If you've ever seen the front knuckle of a Jeep Wrangler, it is somewhat similar to that. Honda has a neat post on it.
The colossal advantage to this style of suspension is the ability to finely tune camber, caster, kingpin inclination, and most importantly scrub radius compared to a conventional strut. Instead of being beholden to the unchangeable upper joint of the strut tower, it neatly moves all the important steering stuff into the wheel and allows for a near-zero scrub radius or an optimized scrub radius.
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Part weekday commuter and part weekend sports car, the Subaru WRX is a performance car that does it all.The 2022 WRX is about 3 inches longer and 2 inches wider than its predecessor, and while it's based on the standard Impreza , no body panels are shared between the two cars. The sedan's rear end looks great with some sleek BRZ-ish taillights, and I dig the larger grille up front. Also of note: Every scoop and vent you see on the WRX is functional for either aerodynamics or cooling.
Put quickly, scrub radius is the distance between the center of the tire and the virtual throughline that runs from the top steering pivot to the bottom one. This distance influences steering feel, weight, and response. Think of the distance as a longer or shorter breaker bar or wrench--the scrub radius changes the leverage and loading of the front suspension. A larger scrub radius allows all of the front-wheel-drive torque to influence the steering, andis the undesired result, as well as a host of bad suspension manners.
Eliminating torque steer was not the CTR's only goal, because this car has nothing short of amazing steering. Its precision on those ridiculous 20-inch wheels and Continental tires is unmatched by true sports cars, and there is excellent weight and feel. It would be foolish to say the Dual Axis Strut is purely a torque steer reduction exercise. A lot of the CTR's magic is down to nitty-gritty mechanical engineering, with a sprinkling of clever engine calibration to optimize power delivery. Even the differential is nothing special--it's just a helical mechanical limited-slip that plenty of front-drivers use.
honda in the top 3: pays off the risk with the two WSBK rookies?
© Hrc WSBK-Rookie Iker Lecuona drove the soft tire into the top 3 Honda stands before the third season since the factory comeback in the Superbike World Cup. For HRC it is a new beginning, because both the drivers and the components, the team for the season 2022 has taken new ways. Ex-MotoGP driver Iker Lecuona indicated the potential of the Fireblade at the Barcelona Test ( to the Test Report ) and finished the forces on position three.
Before I wax this lyric to a mirror finish, y'all will have to wait for my full review. For now, I think our video will do just fine to entertain and inform. There is much good exploration of mechanical stuff and some interesting discoveries about how Honda packaged this complicated little setup in a space meant for a conventional strut. Suffice to say, I'm excited for.
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