New technology CamberTire can improve handling and economy

New technology CamberTire can improve handling and economy

Tyre design is a dark art but there’s no doubting its importance in setting up any performance car correctly. Typically, manufactures build a certain amount of negative camber (tipping the top of a wheel inward) into the suspensions of their sportscars. This allows the tyres’ contact areas to increase during hard cornering, giving the vehicle more grip at the same time. While grip is good, negative camber has some drawbacks as well. The car’s ride can be uncomfortable and the tyres wear unevenly.

Now, things may change because an American inventor by the name of John Scott has created a solution that gives most of the benefits of negative camber while maintaining regular treadwear and ride comfort. Scott designed a unique tyre named CamberTire with a slightly larger circumference on the outer sidewall than the circumference of the inner sidewall. This allows the suspension to be set with generous negative camber while maintaining the full contact patch of the tyre.

It’s big news for the aftermarket automotive world where getting a vehicle low to the ground can mean loads of camber, but the inventor claims that applications for his new tyres can benefit all types of cars on the road today by improving handling, braking and offering better grip compared to stupid old normal tyres.

Tyre design is a dark art but there’s no doubting its importance in setting up any performance car correctly. Typically, manufactures build a certain amount of negative camber (tipping the top of a wheel inward) into the suspensions of their sportscars. This allows the tyres’ contact areas to increase during hard cornering, giving the vehicle more grip at the same time. While grip is good, negative camber has some drawbacks as well. The car’s ride can be uncomfortable and the tyres wear unevenly.

Now, things may change because an American inventor by the name of John Scott has created a solution that gives most of the benefits of negative camber while maintaining regular treadwear and ride comfort. Scott designed a unique tyre named CamberTire with a slightly larger circumference on the outer sidewall than the circumference of the inner sidewall. This allows the suspension to be set with generous negative camber while maintaining the full contact patch of the tyre.

It’s big news for the aftermarket automotive world where getting a vehicle low to the ground can mean loads of camber, but the inventor claims that applications for his new tyres can benefit all types of cars on the road today by improving handling, braking and offering better grip compared to stupid old normal tyres.

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