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Author Jeff Palmer
Categories Press Releases, Accord
Create Date August 21, 2007 16:56
Last Update August 22, 2007 08:33
Overview

Overview

The 2008 Accord chassis was developed to maximize driving enjoyment as well as passenger comfort. It features highly developed double-wishbone front and new multi-link rear suspension systems, along with 4-wheel disc brakes and new Variable Gear Ratio (VGR) steering.

The 2008 Accord offers a solid, agile and tight feeling with well-controlled roll and pitch characteristics. It all results in a precise and nimble-handling vehicle that intuitively connects with the driver's commands. As a result, every 2008 Honda Accord is both refined and fun to drive.

Low Center of Gravity
Careful attention to detail resulted in a reduced height for the engine's center of mass (10mm lower for the V-6 engine and 8.5mm lower for the inline 4-cylinder engine). The center of gravity for the entire vehicle was also lowered by 10mm. To further flatten the Accord's handling in the turns, the roll-centers (the theoretical points around which the vehicle body "rolls" during cornering) were raised incrementally. Combined, these changes result in less body roll and increased passenger comfort. The flatter roll characteristics also improve tire contact patch during hard cornering, increasing grip and lateral acceleration.

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08-27-2007 11:49 GOOD NEWS FOR NEW RL?(WHEELBASE)   (Score: 1, Normal) DevilMayCry
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