The other day when i finished work at about 9pm - i drove my favorite bit of road home. I know the road well and whilst i dont like speeding (too much) i do like the corners. The temp was 8 degrees and the road was dry and very quiet.
I thought id put mickey (MCSC) through his paces a little and went fairly hard into a right hand bend at about 45. To my amazement, the back end went out! This hasant worried me really but i wondered why it happened. The corner wasant too sharp i suppose it was about 30 - 35 degree angle.
Does anyone think there might be a cause for this?
"Lift-off Oversteer" is when you go into a bend/corner with a bit of speed and during the corner you "lift-off" the throttle sharply and completely. The subsequent weight shift can, in some cars, cause the rear to swing out.... voila: "Lift-off oversteer". Some front-wheel-drive cars do it and some don't. Some are nice and controlled at it (like the Mini) and some aren't (Pug 205!). Try it if you want, it's fun in the right circumstances and dangerous in the wrong circumstances .
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