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Ferrari's New Car Tech Idea: Make Car Go Really Fast 226

cartechboy writes "Forget EV batteries and autonomous driving. Ferrari understands old-school advanced car tech — basically, they just want to make the thing go ridiculously fast. The Italians showed off very serious chasis technology today in the new Ferrari Speciale at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The new electronic 'Side Slip angle Control' system uses algorithms that compute and analyze lateral acceleration, yaw angle, steering wheel angle and wheel speed in real-time. The system compares these readings to target data, and then just adjusts traction control and electric differential to be more efficient. Top speed: 202 mph."
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Ferrari's New Car Tech Idea: Make Car Go Really Fast

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  • Re:202 mph (Score:5, Informative)

    by Ralph Wiggam ( 22354 ) on Wednesday September 11, 2013 @06:42PM (#44824619) Homepage

    When Jeremy Clarkson reviews the ZR1 on Top Gear, he acknowledges that it can go toe to toe with the 458 Italia on the track despite being a fraction of the price. But he points out that the ZR1 is absolutely horrible to drive on the street.

  • Re:201 mph (Score:4, Informative)

    by Kozar_The_Malignant ( 738483 ) on Wednesday September 11, 2013 @07:41PM (#44824891)

    Who cares? You're never going to actually drive it that fast.

    Don't get to California much, do you?

    Seriously. I was doing about 85 in my Z3 on 101 in Mendocino County and got passed by a silver-blue Ferrari that had to be well over 120. Scared the shit out of me.

  • Re:202 mph (Score:5, Informative)

    by Flere Imsaho ( 786612 ) on Wednesday September 11, 2013 @07:48PM (#44824943)

    Try turning in a Veyron at 406 kph and see what happens. You have to switch the car (when parked - you need the ignition key) into a special mode to get to it's top speed, and that mode includes lowering the spoiler to reduce downforce.

  • Re:202 mph (Score:4, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 11, 2013 @07:59PM (#44825031)

    I'm going on the assumption that people get cars like this to race them.

    Umm...no. People get cars like this to overtly display their abundance of wealth to members of the opposite sex while still allowing them to pretend that they're interested in something beyond that wealth. That they go fast is just a happy coincidence.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 11, 2013 @10:03PM (#44825897)

    They introduced AYC in 1996 with Lancer Evolution IV. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_Yaw_Control
    The system takes inputs: .steering angle .lateral acceleration .longitudinal acceleration .throttle position .wheel speed
    And actuates the hydraulic system to split the torque on rear axel helping the car in turn in and out of the corner.
          In 2001, with Evolution VII in addition to rear differential they introduced ACD - Active Center Differential, that would modulate torque between front and rear axel. In addition almost all JDM models had torsen front differential.

    This is most sophisticated AWD system on the market. Porsche pfft...

  • Re:202 mph (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 11, 2013 @11:26PM (#44826423)

    The short answer: Yes.

    The long answer: The C6 Z06 has a faster lap time around the Nürburgring than any Ferrari.

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