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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, Interesting)

    by You're All Wrong ( 573825 ) on Wednesday September 11, 2013 @06:27PM (#44824431)
    Then buy a ZR1 that costs 1/20th of a Veyron, and can still go faster than this Ferrari.
  • Germany vs Italy (Score:4, Interesting)

    by GoogleShill ( 2732413 ) on Wednesday September 11, 2013 @07:45PM (#44824923)

    My 996 Porsche 911 Turbo had steering wheel angle, yaw rate and lateral acceleration sensors and could brake each wheel independently. It also had a viscous coupling in the center diff to keep up to 90% of the power to the rear wheels, only giving the fronts as much as they needed. The 997 model introduced an electromagnetic coupling for even more precise control (and the ability to run different diameter tires). Even in a 50 MPH slide with all four wheels spinning, that thing would go almost exactly where you pointed it. That feeling is one of the finer things in life.

    I didn't RTFA, but I don't see what Ferrari has done here that Porsche didn't have 9 years ago.

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