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274 news items

Carscoops (blog)

Carscoops (blog)
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0700

Lowering rotational inertia is another key benefit, as Stefany Sanchez – CEO of the company – explained: “In certain cases, our wheels reduce unsprung weight by more than 50%. This dramatic reduction translates into increased acceleration, reduced ...

Rapid City Journal

Rapid City Journal
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:35:00 -0700

It's an exercise to demonstrate firsthand how rotational inertia works, similar to the way a skater would pull in her arms and legs to accelerate her spin on the ice. Anessa, a 9-year-old fourth-grader, hopes to be a businesswoman one day, and also ...

Motrolix

Motrolix
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:00:00 -0700

Yesterday, Ford held a special event for the media, inviting us out to Grattan Raceway just outside of Belding, Michigan, to experience the all-new 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustangs. Trackside, we had the occasion to speak with Ford's Eric ...

PerformanceDrive

Hot Rod Network
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:07:30 -0700

First, reducing rotational inertia affects every aspect of the car's handling. Engines have to work against the weight of the drivetrain and wheels to accelerate the car, so any improvement in the chain results in quicker acceleration and more finessed ...

just-auto.com (registration)

just-auto.com (registration)
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 01:37:30 -0700

Alcoa points out that lower wheel mass decreases rotational inertia, meaning forged wheels require less energy to spin up to speed during acceleration. This also helps reduce the gyroscopic effect of high speed rotation, improving steering response and ...

Gizmag

Gizmag
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 23:12:33 -0700

Because they reduce unsprung weight, carbon fiber wheels allow the suspension to respond to imperfections on the road faster, as well as contributing to a reduction in rotational inertia of over 40 percent. They can also be made incredibly stiff and ...

Composites Manufacturing Magazine (blog)

Composites Manufacturing Magazine (blog)
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 22:03:45 -0700

Ford teamed up with Australian supplier Carbon Revolution to craft the wheels for Shelby GT350R Mustang. The wheels reduce rotational inertia by more than 40 percent, which positively impacts acceleration and braking performance. By using carbon fiber, ...

Luxvelocity

Luxvelocity
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:52:30 -0700

The improvements in performance and handling dynamics netted by reduced unsprung weight is a function of lowered translational and rotational inertia; this translates into less energy required for acceleration/deceleration and keeping the tires in ...
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