Swincar Spider: Radical off-roader unlike anything else on wheels
Might this vehicle usher in a new off-road suspension-engineering paradigm?
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Now, if you look to nature, all quadrupeds (dogs, cats, goats, and on and on) are all independently suspended. Each leg works independently of one another. Also, with many quadrupeds, especially those that live in rugged terrain, the legs begin well up into the torso, not under the torso. That gives them maximum movement range (articulation) to negotiate difficult and varied surfaces.
That brings us to the Swincar Spider: this is the first motorized vehicle that I'm aware of in which the (independent) suspension is attached at the "top" of the vehicle, not "under" it; think of it as being at the "beltline" of a conventional automobile. That gives it absolutely unmatched articulation. What a concept!
I think this might well be the seed that could develop into a new generation radically engineered, and vastly superior, off-roaders; and I for one, can't wait.
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