Technology can be a wonderful thing, especially when it allows us to peer into the nether regions of our vehicles. We've already seen some pretty interesting views of a vehicle's suspension at work both on an autocross course and during a drag strip launch, but we've always been fairly curious about how a front tire copes with the demands of braking and turning throughout a lap around a demanding road course.

Now we can quit our wondering. Lee Alexander took the time to strap a Replay XD to the suspension of his Radical Ventures Stohr DSR while bombing around Road Atlanta. The shot gives us a great view of just how much a tire deforms under track abuse, and getting to watch the rotor cycle through extreme temperatures is pretty fantastic, as well. Hit the jump to check out the clip for yourself.



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      Carzzz
      • 3 Years Ago
      you can see it increase in size and get red...that's what she said.
      The Angry Intern
      • 3 Years Ago
      I didn't see too much exciting going on with the tires but the glowing brakes on the corners was cool!
        chris
        • 3 Years Ago
        @The Angry Intern
        Agreed. I think we'd see much more tire-deformation going on with a regular road car/road tires. Still a very cool video.
      Carbon Fibre
      • 3 Years Ago
      Tire expansion, downforce and brakes! aweomse...
      Timion Hjellum
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm somewhat turned on right now! HONEY...
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Bryan Lund
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now for even bigger news. Kim Kardashian just landed some huge Hollywood leading-lady role in an upcoming, stupid waste of time and money movie. Yawn. Burp!
      Collin
      • 3 Years Ago
      What is really amazing is the increase in tire diameter at higher speeds due to the centripetal forces.
      condubba
      • 3 Years Ago
      Gotta love those ceramic brakes!
      condubba
      • 3 Years Ago
      Gotta love those ceramic brakes!
      Elmo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Those DSR Class cars are some awesome machines. Former formula cars turned into prototypes.
      Shane Jeffery
      • 3 Years Ago
      There is a much better demonstration of this from V8 Supercars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNarRD5Vg8A Love the v8's
      Mr. O
      • 3 Years Ago
      You can see the downforce increase as the car accelerates... awesome lol
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