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Unsprung masses, brakes and steering

The suspensions are designed with particular care for the control of unsprung masses, in order to obtain a good dynamic response from the vehicle. For this reason, we used extensively aluminium alloys such as AvionAl and EdgarAl.

A good mass reduction was achieved with a precise design through FEM software. To contain the production costs and reduce the complexity of the project, we used the same wishbones for the frontal and the back suspensions. 

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With regard to motion, the suspensions are independent wheels with quadrilateral deformation, while the shock-absorbers are inspired by cycling and controlled via a pull-rod system.

The braking system has its origins in Go-Kart, using 4 specially-designed discs controlled by a hydraulic system, divided in the front and back parts of the car, integrated with a brake balance system. 

The steering system is controlled by a specially-designed rack-and-pinion steering box. 

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