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    VXR Torque of the Devil Dougie's Avatar
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    Default Insignia VXR HiPerStrut Technical Description and Detail

    Following a large number of questions reference HiPerStrut and the differences to the standard McPherson Strut set up on Insignia.
    Hopefully the below information from our Engineers will help you all understand how much Technical difference, time and effort aswell as cost has gone into make the Insignia VXR.





















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    interesting read

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    agree....

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    Thanks for that Dougie - makes for some interesting reading

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    everybit as good as the revoknucke design from what i can see.

    Just as per usual the press arent whipping it into a frenzy as its not got a blue oval badge on it !

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    Fascinating stuff.

    Strangely enough, I spent a long time thinking about how it would be better if a car "put it's foot out" under hard cornering to steady itself, rather than the tyre rim disappearing beneath the car as the outside wheel tilted over.

    Unfortunately, the limits of Technical Lego meant that I never did get it to work, so I can't quite claim the patent

    Also, if you want to take the fight to BMW, you need to include this sort of information in the brochure. Just leave 5 blank pages which Marketing never get to see until publication, and leave it as "Engineering to insert content here". Suspension, 4wd system, electronics gets three pages. Engine gets two pages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvinell View Post

    Unfortunately, the limits of Technical Lego mean that I never did get it to work, so I can't quite claim the patent
    pmsl quality

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    The Hiperstrut is also a much cleaner, simpler design than the Revo knuckle...which usually means it will probably work better than the Ford offering

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    The design of that HiperStrut must take alot of stress off the connection to the hub as it pivots in two parts (top & bottom) as opposed to just at the top with the McPherson setup !

    Will the new Astra VXR have this kind of setup ??

    I should imagine should the TMS car had this setup at Silverstone, JT may not of had his crash ??

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    Nice bit of technical info there. Cheers.

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