Vehicle Dynamics

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The tire is the most important part of any automobile, and a suspension system designed for the tire is crucial for performance. The Clarkson Formula Knights uses pushrod actuated, uneven double wishbone suspension in the front and rear of the car.

 

The car features a blade style anti roll bar in the front suspension and a torsional anti roll bar in the rear which doubles with actuating our third damper. On each corner of the car, we use Ohlins TTX25 MkII dampers with H&R springs. Keeping us hooked up is the Hoosier LC0 tire on OZ Racing Magnesium Wheels, and pointing us in the right direction is a NARRco steering rack.

 

Much of the suspension is machined and fabricated by team members in our machine shop, allowing for us to have hands-on experience in both design and manufacturing.