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Photo: Suzuki Concept Car Steering Wheel.
Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:37 pm
Found an interesting photo of a Suzuki concept car steering wheel.
The photo is from the 2005 Dallas Auto Show.
Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:08 pm
Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 10:32 pm
Nice steering wheel, although it looks like its not designed to be turned around...but only to be banked left and right.
Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 10:43 pm
Actually, there was a engineering (or some art) college that has a course in automotive modification (ala streetracers) and a class took their instructor's car and turned it into a single seater vehicle that has a steering wheel that looks more like a rounded version of the above picture. I can't remember the name of the show I saw it on, but it was one Spike TV I think.
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:19 pm
Also, keep in mind that usually when a steering wheel of this type is installed and meant to be functional and used on a daily basis, that a "granny" gear box usually accompanies it. That way the turning radius of the wheel is reduced by around 1/3 compared to the actual turning of the car staying the same. (To turn the steering wheel 1/4 revolution in either direction fully turns the tires in the desired direction). It does take some getting used to!