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    ehm??

    Car expenses are growing daily. And at this car you also face higher tyre expenses.
    The car itself looks good, but imagine Angelina Jolie with three b**bs.





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    I love blondes, so I really don't care if Angelina Jolie has three or four or more b's.
    Same applies to this car. It looks interesting but I really don't know what the advantage is. I only have two hands...

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    RC said:
    I love blondes, so I really don't care if Angelina Jolie has three or four or more b's.
    Same applies to this car. It looks interesting but I really don't know what the advantage is. I only have two hands...



    Well, and if you had to choose between this car and Angelina?

    Re: ehm??

    Anyone remember the six-wheel Tyrrell P34 with which Jody Scheckter and Patrick Depailler won the Swedish Gran Prix in 1976?

    Same set up.

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    RC said:
    It looks interesting but I really don't know what the advantage is. I only have two hands...



    My take on it is that either the designer was cross eyed or on heavy duty drugs.

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    RC said:
    It looks interesting but I really don't know what the advantage is. I only have two hands...



    Denis Jenkinson describing the first time he laid eyes on the Tyrrell P34.



    This famous car was the handiwork of Tyrrell's chief designer Derek Gardner. It's most striking feature of course was the use of four 10 in. wheels instead of the regular two. The front-end layout was intended to "... minimize induced drag by reducing lift at the front and to turn that gain into the ability to enter and leave corners faster". The use of four small disc brakes required a special triple master-cylinder system, each feeding the brakes on one of the three axles. This was necessary as adjustments were required to control locking at the four front wheels. If the two front wheels locked first, then the effective wheelbase of the car was shortened and if the second set of front wheels locked first this resulted in the effective wheelbase being lengthened. The size of the front tires put special stress on the cross-ply tires Goodyear supplied. Had radial-ply Michelin tires been available to the team the story might have been different. Unfortunatly Goodyear's tire development program did not have the capacity to properly support the special 10 in. tires used by the P34.

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    If the two front wheels locked first, then the effective wheelbase of the car was shortened and if the second set of front wheels locked first this resulted in the effective wheelbase being lengthened.



    Interesting! With today's technology, it would be possible to have a computer lift one set of wheels of the road completely, to lengthen or shorten the wheelbase in mid corner.

    I'm trying to think of what advantage that would give. When would I want a shorter vs. longer wheelbase around a track?

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    RC said:
    I really don't know what the advantage is. I only have two hands...



    It took a few minutes, RC. I thought you were talking about hands on the wheel, not on the Janet Jacksons.

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    You have to think fast to keep abreast of RC.

     
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