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post #1 of 2 Old 05-16-2014, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2.3 review by Motor Trend

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2.3 First Ride

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That track package eliminates all rubber from the front suspension links responsible for transmitting lateral forces from the tires to the chassis, replacing them with metal-to-metal ball joints. The suspension cradle to which they are attached is also un-isolated, all of which makes for more immediate reactions to steering inputs, and (theoretically) more feedback through the adjustable electric-assist steering. (It’s supplied by the same folks who made the Boss 302’s rack.) There’s more magic in the suspension geometry, made possible in part by the front struts’ double ball-joint lower attachment. This produces a “virtual” steering axis in the form of a cone that has the effect of moving the effective steering axis point further outboard, increasing road feel.
That seems insane for a production car focused for the road! I wonder what the NVH is like -- noisy and unrefined feeling from such a setup?
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I did some more research. This setup is employed by some supercars, like Lamborghini and McLaren. Those models feature a tub for the passenger compartment, separate from the suspension, whereas the Mustang EcoBoost is unibody. So Ford is innovating to an extent with the Mustang EcoBoost.

Below are the suspension pics of the Lamborghini and McLaren.













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