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The Weissach Effect The Evolution of a Revolution

Author: Gernot Goppelt

Published in: ATZ worldwide | Issue 1/2018

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When the Porsche 928 was launched 40 years ago, it was the first completely new design from Porsche. Some of the technical innovations introduced in what was then an ultra-modern grand tourer are still applicable today, such as the Weissach axle, which combined the cornering ability of the 911 with a more comfortable ride. The basic principle of this rear axle, which involves using lateral loads to produce toe-in in the wheel on the outside of the corner and using load shifts to produce the same result in the event of changes in the longitudinal forces, is still applied in almost all modern multi-link rear suspension systems. …

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Metadata
Title
The Weissach Effect The Evolution of a Revolution
Author
Gernot Goppelt
Publication date
01-01-2018
Publisher
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
Published in
ATZ worldwide / Issue 1/2018
Electronic ISSN: 2192-9076
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s38311-017-0176-z

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