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How To Launch A RWD Car - Design Considerations

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How do I launch a RWD vehicle? The process of launching a rear wheel drive vehicle is straight forward, but from a design standpoint there are several variables you can use to improve your acceleration. Assuming the vehicle is traction limited (has plenty of power), you can improve the theoretical acceleration by changing the center of gravity height, wheelbase length, tire frictional coefficient, weight distribution, and use of downforce.

Manual:
1. Press the clutch in.
2. Apply throttle, holding the RPM at a desired speed.
3. Release the clutch.
4. When the clutch starts to grab, apply more throttle and modulate as necessary to control wheel spin.

Automatic:
1. Press brake firmly with your left foot.
2. Apply throttle, holding the RPM at a desired speed.
3. Release the brake pedal.
4. Modulate the throttle as necessary to control wheel spin.

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Video by Engineering Explained
Duration 08:37
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Series Automotive
Tags autos & vehicles

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