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photoblog image Mercedes-Benz Museum Image 06

Mercedes-Benz Museum Image 06

Ladies and gentlemen, the 2001 Mercedes Benz F 400 Carving concept car, featuring active camber adjustment. Herein the angle of every individual tyre (with respect to the vertical) is controlled by a computer according to the driving and road parameters.

 

It seemed heavy stuff for me at first, so I looked it up on the ‘net. As per some forums, some time back the Japanese came up with this concept to ensure better grip between the tyres and the road when taking sharp turns at higher velocity (since the centripetal force would tend to tumble the car away from the curve). Then it did not receive credibility from the automotive community till Mercedes Benz came up with the above mentioned model with the active camber control system. And with this, the Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Museum series comes to a close. 

Mercedes-Benz Museum Image 06

Ladies and gentlemen, the 2001 Mercedes Benz F 400 Carving concept car, featuring active camber adjustment. Herein the angle of every individual tyre (with respect to the vertical) is controlled by a computer according to the driving and road parameters.

 

It seemed heavy stuff for me at first, so I looked it up on the ‘net. As per some forums, some time back the Japanese came up with this concept to ensure better grip between the tyres and the road when taking sharp turns at higher velocity (since the centripetal force would tend to tumble the car away from the curve). Then it did not receive credibility from the automotive community till Mercedes Benz came up with the above mentioned model with the active camber control system. And with this, the Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Museum series comes to a close. 

comments (12)

  • Kala
  • United States
  • 18 Feb 2011, 03:42
I don't know much about cars - but that's a beauty!
Ayush Basu: Thanks a lot grin
The aggressive features of hammer head shark. Real predatory style, you'd move over with this one in your mirror
Ayush Basu: Quite an amusing reaction smile) Now that you put it this way, I would make plenty of room
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 18 Feb 2011, 08:25
I love the way you cropped this one, great work
All no doubt at some very expensive price Ayush. Mind you it does look very stylish.
Ayush Basu: Quite right, automakers tend to go overboard when it comes to concept cars
perfect details and very nice use of light
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Feb 2011, 15:58
It looks like a 'smooth operator,' Ayush. smile
Expensive, but looks really good smile
Good angle and cropping Ayush.
A great capture of this beautiful car. Wouldn't mind owning a beauty like this.
The engineering in these sort of cars is incredible (as is the styling on this car!)
  • Nick
  • United States
  • 19 Feb 2011, 14:24
Nice light and reflections. I like the angle also.
A powerful shot in which to end the series, Ayush. Good job!

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