Mercedes-AMG revealed its highly anticipated Project One hypercar at a 2017 ...
Mercedes-AMG revealed its highly anticipated Project One hypercar at a 2017 Frankfurt motor show, while much of the conversation has surrounded a fact it boasts more than 1,000 hp, there is plenty of clever, if not mesmerizing, engineering going on throughout the entire vehicle.
The video below from YouTube channel Kyle.Engineers dissects a Mercedes-AMG Project One’s suspension system like you never thought imaginable.
Starting with the overall suspension design, we are quickly whisked into how a system dampens effectively. The suspension starts with the single-linkage arms, not double-A arms.
Suspension actuation is performed via pushrods, and which bring the suspension forces into bell cranks, then into a dampers, which also contain springs.
Mercedes-AMG’s setup provides the notable advantage: there are no damper mounts. Instead, a bell crank mounts house the essential functions to work the dampers. Well, everything is fairly self-contained in this setup.
Engineers, therefore, didn’t have to worry as much about a structural mounting to the chassis. Additionally, it saves weight.
The video below shows the various scenarios the suspension will face on a road and track, in the German spirit, the system is incredibly over-engineered.
At the rear, this system works to dampen forces from roll and the bump loads from both wheels in the most efficient way possible.
At the front of the vehicle, the system is nearly identical, save for outboard links. This video’s narrator believes these links are used to change the suspension’s geometry as a steering rotates to optimize the tires’ contact patches.
They may also be used to manage both contact patch and the power delivery once the electric motors come into play.
It is pretty incredible engineering, and it is all quite complicated. Have a look at the detailed video for yourself for the more thorough explanation.
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