TECH REPORT: Ford RevoKnuckle

February 24th, 2009 at 12:02pm

As we reported on Autoline Daily, Ford has developed a new kind of front suspension that eliminates torque steer.  Called RevoKnuckle, it looks and works a lot like a conventional MacPherson strut.  The big difference is that it has as a separate ‘carrier’ that holds the bearing, hub and wheel.  While turning, the ‘carrier’ moves rather than having the whole strut pivot, which apparently stops torque steer in its tracks.  Click the link below for more information about this exciting new technology.

RevoKnuckle

5 Comments to “TECH REPORT: Ford RevoKnuckle”

  1. DAN SMITH Says:

    DAY WATCH:

    AS YOU KNOW, AUTO EXECS ARE UNWILLING TO OPENLY DIVULGE TRADE SECRETS OR FUTURE PRODUCT PLANS… BUT KUZACK SAYS THAT THE RS WOULD CERTAINLY BE WORTH WAITING FOR, MULALLY SAYS THAT EURO-FORDS WILL BE COMING TO AMERICA BY WAY OF AUSTRALIA, OZ IS NOW BUILDING THE FOCUS ST, AND THE 2010 RANGER IS CLEARLY A PURSUIT-UTE IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING. THE PIPELINE IS BEING SET IN PLACE, AND ALL THEY HAVE TO DO NOW, IS OPEN THE VALVES. IF YOU DOUBT ME, TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THE 010 FUSION SPORT AND LINCOLN MKZ. WHILE MOST AUTO MANUFACTURERS ARE ON THE VERGE OF CHAPTER 11, FORD IS READY TO SURGE AHEAD WITH A MASSIVE INFLUX OF BRAND NEW PRODUCT. IT’S ALREADY STARTED…

  2. Michael Karesh Says:

    I look forward to sampling a high-performance FWD car with this suspension. So, when will we be seeing one in the U.S.?

  3. BISHOP Says:

    FINALLY! FORD WILL BE NO.1 AGAIN.

    GM WILL FLOUNDER,WHO WILL BUY SATURN?

    BYE BYE CHRYSLER, TAKE JEEP WITH YA!

    WE NEED A CHEAP MASS PRODUCED TESLA!!

  4. ken youngers Says:

    John:
    Your site is absolutely the best information I have seen in auto journalism in years. The presentation of the revoknukle is an example of your ablility to bring us what is both interesting and important in the world of cars. Ford really does “have a better idea”(the 60s returns) here.

  5. kungfu carguy Says:

    BISHOP CAN SUCK IT! JEEP WILL NEVER DIE!!!!
    fyi electric car are so expensive because its takes soo much fossil fuels to make them. ironic, isnt it?