it could help effeincy by allowing more movement momentum preservation of car around a turn, so there doesnt have to be as much regen/friction braking so longer battery brake life and increases miles per charge. but this improvement would have to outdo how much more energy movement from battery and into it that happens as result of more weight added, which depends on average driving style ( lots of road turns or less road turns in a trip)
being able to handle turns fast may pay off just for driving fun, as there isnt much else reason to buy aptera in most peoples mind (most tesla buyers probably dotn care about effeincy and all that, they just like the torque, avoiding gas station trips, and simple aesthetics and maybe “virtue signaling” with tesla branded car.
aptera is far wider than other 2 seaters, it needs to compensate for its lack of allowing play space around turns and around parking lot and in a street lane, with more g force tolerance. it will be compared to miata and gt86 toyota, almost noone rerembers or even knows lotus elise
The Aptera suspension was designed by Roush Performance, an expert in suspension to include racing suspensions. Beta testing is complete on the suspension with excellent testing results, especially in the difficult Moose Test. There will be no change in this design element for first production Apterae.
Aptera engineers are great at surveying available tech for each feature of the vehicle and selecting the best components for implementation with criteria, among others, of functionality, availability, durability, and easy to repair or replace.
Perhaps they may be appropriate for the next iteration of the Aptera.
This reply was modified 2 months ago by John Malcom. Reason: add word
I think its good Aptera has made some pragmatic decisions to get the product vehicle to market. If every component is a unique prototype it will delay massively and costs will inevitably skyrocket. You cant scale production with all the components barely being out of the lab. They are focusing on the core efficiency of the design and sourcing relatively commodity parts to make an incredibly affordable vehicle.