Rotate The Car – Explained

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“Rotate The Car” – What Is It?

Imagine looking down on your car from up above, like from a helicopter. As you turn into a corner, if your car was to change direction a lot, it would look as though it was rotating. That’s what we’re talking about when we say, “rotate the car,” or the car “rotated” in the corner.

How you rotate the car is a whole other topic, but it mostly has to do with how you manage the weight transfer as you turn into a corner. And that mostly has to do with how you release the brakes – whether you release them soon and quickly, later and slowly, or some other combination.

Oh, and yes, and your car’s setup – the way the suspension geometry is aligned; the combination of springs, shocks, and anti-roll bars; ride height and rake; and the aerodynamics – have an impact on how “willing’ your car is to rotate.

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