Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 23:53:59 GMT
From: "Harry Davis" <>
Subject: Re: Saab = Overpriced Crap?

They also wet the skidpad for some things such as training drivers how to react when the car goes into a skid. That is great fun. <> wrote in message > > + On 19-Okt-01 00:09:01 > +Just Bob <> wrote > > >On 18 Oct 2001 22:37:4 +0100, wrote: > > > >>what the h*ll is "skidpad" ? I thought that my motorenglish was pretty > >>good but ? :) > > >A skidpad is a 'special' piece of flat asphalt that they test cars > >on. Drive a car in a tight circle at a fast enough speed and it will > >eventually break away from the surface. They measure the G force you > >can hit up to the point of breakaway and use it for comparison from > >car to car. It's probably somewhat valid but is closely linked to > >tire stickiness, which can often be tuned by using better tires than > >the manufacturer uses. > > Ah ok I see.. never heard ot this measurment, but I can see that it could > be useful.. >

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