Edison2's Very Light Car Architecture 4.0 aims for maximum efficiency, a priority for all in the automotive industry facing the challenges of upcoming CO2 laws.
After the new chassis was unveiled inside the Henry Ford Museum’s Driving America exhibit yesterday afternoon, Edison2 founder Oliver Kuttner spoke about what you need in order to win the X-Prize: “Get the weight out – reduce aerodynamic drag!” - I wonder what Colin Chapman would have told him.
With the VLCA 4.0, the team focused on the suspension design as well as interior space and aesthetics.
Their patented in-wheel suspension significantly reduces mass, complexity, parts count, and enables for better overall performance. They believe that the twist beam suspension could be changed to a similar setup even on current cars.
Reducing unsprung mass is definitely a good idea, because racecar.