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Safe driving pleasure F 400 Carving

Facts

Vehicle: F 400 Carving

Introduced in: 2001

Tokyo Motor Show

Testing of novel dynamic systems

Powertrain: Four-… engine, six cylinders, 3.2 liters 160 kW (218 hp), rear-wheel electrohydraulically controlled five-speed transmission

Technical highlights

camber control

Electronic system (steer-by-wire)

Electronic system (brake-by-wire) — launch under the name Brake Control (SBC™) in the SL (2001, R 230 series)

Brake made of carbon-fiber reinforced — Production launch in the CL 55 AMG F1 (2000, C 215 series)

Active with a new type of Active Control (ABC)

Aluminum frame with CFRP (carbon-fiber reinforced plastic)

headlights incorporating fiberglass

Additional headlights for cornering, double as fog lamps — launch in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class W 211 series)

Turn signals with LEDs

42-volt onboard supply

The company gathered experience with the active of wheel camber using the F 300 Life Jet research car admittedly a which differs from cars. The engineers therefore their research work to a vehicle and in 2001 presented the F 400 Its systems enhance especially safety, driving dynamics and pleasure.

The most conspicuous of the F 400 Carving which gets its from the sporty carvers on ski during cornering, the outer tilt by as much as 20 degrees, distinctly improves directional and roadholding and reduces the danger of

Electronics have been with mechanics to achieve Sensors measure road acceleration, steering lock and yaw of the car and control signals to the hydraulic cylinders of the outer wheels, are made to tilt at a precisely angle. Like the body, the on the inside of the bend remain in normal position.

Active camber adjustment for safety

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In the F 400 Carving, owing to the camber control the cornering are up to 30 percent higher compared today’s car chassis. The longitudinal are improved by up to 15 percent. Due to the high forces acting on the outer lateral acceleration is up to 28 percent than for sports cars conventional chassis technology. technology not only affords dynamic cornering and sporting but also improves handling particularly in critical situations by taking bends too quickly or by evasive maneuvers.

If skidding due to understeer or oversteer, with the of efficient hydraulics the system tilts one or more wheels to a computed angle, thereby cornering forces and stabilizing the For emergency braking, all four can be cambered in a flash so that the insides of the wheels with friction-optimized tread compound contact with the road. shortens the stopping distance 100 km/h by a good five Another feature of the chassis if aquaplaning threatens, the system can change the tire contact

Special tires for the research car

The of the F 400 Carving is attributable to a major to its tires. The latter were specifically for this car and combine the of car tires with those of tires. On the inside, the tire has a tread for best cornering this tread additionally an especially high coefficient of When the wheels are tilted, the forces are particularly high. The shoulder of the tire features a car tread with good stability. The tire is mounted on a rim which has a diameter of 17 inches on the the active cornering side, and 19 on the outside. This ensures the research car, when straight ahead, rolls on the part of the tread which is not In bends, the largest possible contact patch is made thanks to the smaller inside

Advanced electronics

Drive-by-wire was a further development goal of the F 400 The F 400 Carving does not have joining elements like a column with its spindles and or linkage between brake and brake booster. Cables their place, which the driver’s steering and braking solely by electronic means. makes additional safety possible: in a hazardous situation, intervention in steering control the risk of skidding. The electronics and proportion brake pressure for wheel as required in any given for highly reliable braking in

Brake discs made of reinforced ceramic

The brake are made of carbon-fiber reinforced a high-tech material which extreme temperatures in the range of to 1600C and permits optimal In addition to the standard onboard supply, the F 400 Carving is equipped two 42-volt systems which serve the electronic steering.

Suspension and lighting


The F 400 Carving a new kind of Active Body (ABC) which is coupled an active hydropneumatic system influences both the springing and of the car. The result once is enhanced handling safety, but better ride comfort.

The system is likewise a new development. source and headlight proper are glass fibers transmit the light of the xenon bulbs loss to the outlets, where lenses distribute it over the This is to the advantage, in particular, of the of the sports car’s front end the headlights take up only little space. In bends, side headlights are switched on on the angle of the wheels; they function as fog lamps. For the turn high-performance light-emitting diodes are whose light is distributed by rods.

Materials were also in the F 400 Carving. The body is made of reinforced plastic (CFRP) and a little over 100 kilograms. The frame chassis is made of aluminum and also CFRP. The F 400 roadster brings back the doors a distinctive characteristic of sports cars from

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