As we reported on Autoline Daily, Ford has developed a new kind of front suspension that eliminates torque steer. Called RevoKnuckle, it looks. Ford’s RevoKnuckle front suspension is a re-engineered version of the McPherson setup which weighs less and costs less than a double. NASICS: RevoKnuckle suspension. 5th July hen Ford were developing the Mk2 Focus RS they had a problem to overcome. Big power (bhp), and.

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Sometimes this involves locking the wheels to spin at the same rate, and in others, it biases torque to the wheel with the most grip. It is a simple, highly robust solution that is also exceptionally effective. But yeah, it would be interesting to know.

In Depth: Ford’s RevoKnuckle Suspension And Quaife LSD For The Focus RS

Ofrd Honda Civic 9, cars. Stock photography by izmostock. Most Popular This Week. Used Ford Focus 7, cars. Like all limited-slip differentials LSDsthe Quaife unit allows some degree of freedom of rotation between the two drive wheels—that’s what makes it possible to turn corners smoothly.

For the limited-slip diff, they called on Quaife, a standard in the field, while they tapped their own engineers for the design of the RevoKnuckle suspension. Used Hyundai Elantra 23, cars. The mid-size pickup truck pace-setter. Browse cars for sale. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing. Cutting out the center differential and rear drive mechanism saves cost, complexity and weight – all enemies of high-performance and affordable hatchbacks.


PH – Shed of the Year. What this does is move the king-pin offset the distance of the steering axis of rotation for the wheel closer to the wheel center than would otherwise be possible. Thanks Dave, that has shed light on the subject.

The upside is that it sends more power to the grippiest wheel, rather than simply locking them together and potentially losing even more traction, and they don’t tend to grab and yank the drive wheels, making it particularly well-suited to an FWD application.

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In Depth: Ford’s RevoKnuckle Suspension And Quaife LSD For The Focus RS

This is the future, today. Anyone that’s done any significant performance work on a MacPherson-strut AWD car knows just how important – fodd difficult – these adjustments are to achieve. If is so revolutionary, then chances are Ford won’t want to tell everyone how it works. Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio.


BigMansZetec 1, posts months. We’ll email you the latest in performance and luxury automotive news every day. Was hoping to see a picture or diagram, as i want to know how it works as opposed revoknuckke what it does.

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It allows the simplicity of a traditional McPherson strut rrevoknuckle, but with geometry settings that minimize steering disturbances and torque steer, principally a reduction in steering offset. Spy Shots December 31, To overcome the torque steer issue, the engineers used a standard MacPherson strut architecture, but added a two-piece knuckle that adds a ‘C’ shape to the lower suspension mount.

So in the end, Ford thinks it has come out with a product that will beat the competition thanks to a lighter, more tactile solution that offers a better combination of power, traction and driving dynamics.