Kingpin Offset and Torque Steer Effect

The kingpin offset can be thought of as the moment arm of a force acting about the kingpin axis. Thus, a smaller kingpin offset is advantageous as it reduces the disturbance caused by acceleration, commonly called torque steer. Furthermore, reducing the kingpin angle improves the geometrical efficiency of the steering system, which leads to reduced power demands from the steering system.
In a case of technology transfer in reverse, Ford Team RS has seen its ‘RevoKnuckle’ front suspension system taken from the road to the race track, where it has been driven to podium success by British Touring Car Championship independent, Team Aon.

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