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Transient versus Steady State Cornering power... (archive)

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Posted by Stan on September 29, 2000 at 10:50:42:

In Reply to: It all depeneds in what type of test....(more) posted by ADA///M on September 28, 2000 at 18:17:28:

A skid pad is a steady state continuous measurement of cornering power. Still, skillful drivers can get better readings than the average dude.

Tires can briefly grip at higher levels than what they can do continuously. So a very high g flicker or two near a corner apex is normal. Also, on the track the camber and slope of the
road surface make a difference. BMW measured the new M5 as being able to do 1.2 g or so on a race track near the apex. On a flat level skid pad it does around 0.9 g.

Stan



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