Most notable are the dancing wheels. In something called "active camber control," the wheels themselves tilt inward up to 20 degrees, allowing the body to remain almost perfectly flat. The wheels ride on a tire patch optimized for the greatest amount of traction and adhesion. This process is aided by special tires jointly produced by DaimlerChrysler and Pirelli. The tires' asymmetrical treads also serve to decrease braking distances. Since the wheels absorb the lateral force, the body of the vehicle itself has up to 30 percent more lateral stability, allowing for a g-force of 1.28g. This all adds up to a car with superior cornering ability and stability, enhancing electronic stability control (ESP) to increase the handling limits of the car.
The brakes are composed of a lightweight carbon-fiber ceramic that can withstand temperatures of up to 1,600 degrees Celsius. Also showcased is the next generation of active body control (ABC), which currently utilizes individual springs to control body roll. The new active hydropneumatic (AHP) suspension controls both the suspension and damping to further eliminate lean.
[This message has been edited by Jaei Sun (edited 02-09-2002).]