Mercedes F400 Carving

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so guys? what ya think?

The whole damn thing is electronic: drive-by-wire controls both steering and braking, 'active body control' (ABC) and 'active hydropneumatic suspension' (AHP) govern lean/pitch, 'electronic stability program' maintains traction. Most importantly, the F400 has 'active camber control' which as you can see in some of the photos, actually tilt the camber up to 20 degrees during turns so that the wheels and tires take away the pressure from the body, which in turn remains flat. Of course, regular tires would be useless at 20 degrees of negative camber, so specialty versions were concocted by DiamlerChrysler and Pirelli. The engine of choice is a 3.2L V-6 (where they got the number 400, I have no idea) with a sequentronic transmission with wheel mounted shifters.

What is the end result? 1.28G of lateral force.

http://www.car-forums.com/img/mercedes-F400/001.jpg
http://www.car-forums.com/img/mercedes-F400/002.jpg
http://www.car-forums.com/img/mercedes-F400/003.jpg
http://www.car-forums.com/img/mercedes-F400/004.jpg
http://www.car-forums.com/img/mercedes-F400/005.jpg
http://www.car-forums.com/img/mercedes-F400/006.jpg
http://www.car-forums.com/img/mercedes-F400/007.jpg

posted by  Deepdish

Now that is a intresting car!

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The only thing missing is BATMAN :D :D

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However it only has 218hp I think. Only good enough for 0-60 in 6.7 seconds. It wouldn't hurt to have 300hp. The car looks gorgeous in my mind.

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I don't think Mercedes cared much to make the F400 a power demon, which is probably why it doesn't have tremendous straight-line performance. After all, it is a suspension engineering exercise right?

posted by  Deepdish

thats tight, the controls look pretty confusing though

posted by  mazda6man

Ugly as my sphincter.

Looks like a direct Hot Wheels concept to reality car.

posted by  BavarianWheels

yeah BW....i never liked that. of course, my guess is they did not really pay too much attention to the design....they were thinking about that "carving" aspect, which still hasnt been introduced on a production car. :rolleyes:

posted by  SuperJew

Im liking the people dressed in the "futuristic" clothing. :rolleyes:

posted by  Satty101

That looks more like a Lotus than a Merc! :(

posted by  Cliffy

shoot, id take it

posted by  mazda6man

Nah,I people can say what they want,I'm in love with it. 8O 8)

posted by  vwmaniac

um vwmaniac can you please make ure avatar smaller? its getting annoying.

posted by  SuperJew

hey vwmaniac... lets not make it your avatar.... its kinda WAY to big

posted by  mazda6man

whoa... I just deleted it... :evil:

posted by  Unfedfat

sorry. :oops:

posted by  vwmaniac

i cant see the pictures

posted by  Car Guy

Maybe it's Geocities again...
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posted by  BavarianWheels

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