oversteer


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oversteer

[′ō·vər‚stir]
(mechanical engineering)
The tendency of an automotive vehicle to steer into a turn to a sharper degree than was intended by the driver; sometimes causes the vehicle's rear end to swing out.
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oversteer, then hit the pedal to cut Jezza up He told Radio 4 listeners: "Jeremy is a massive global talent.
This handling control system combines anti-locking braking, vehicle dynamic control - which counters both oversteer and understeer - and traction control, plus acceleration skid and braking torque control.
The problem was the handling because oversteer was on a grand scale, due to it lightness at the front.
I'm not saying this is the fastest car in its class but it is probably the best overall performer in the mix of handling versus power and one of the few front wheel drive cars you can push into a tail-out oversteer with very little mental effort.
Accident investigators found no mechanical defects on the car but PC Colin Graham said the back nearside tyre was underinflated and could have led to a "harsh oversteer.
All weekend I have been pushing that car beyond its limits, but today just proved that I wasn't able to avoid the oversteer moments.
All weekend I have been pushing that car beyond its limits but today just proved that I wasn't able to avoid the oversteer.
Thus, an oversteer situation on a slick surface might see the system reduce power to the rear wheels, and move torque from the outer to inner wheel up to the differential's 1,800 Newton-meter torque capacity.
The car was tricky to drive, it had a lot of oversteer and the balance just wasn't there today.
If a car did not oversteer the way he wanted it too, Montoya would either end up in a crash or finish in a dismal seventh or eighth spot.
We were struggling with huge understeer whereas normally when the circuit is hotter and dirty you get a bit of oversteer.
The SASS computer automatically sends inputs into the nose wheel, in many instances before a pilot even senses the initial oversteer of the airframe.