I hope it is fairly tight. I have a 2001 Prius and have enjoyed being able to do a 180 in a normal city street. Really surprised drivers license tester that was trying to see how I handled a 3 point turn. I do hope the Aptera can get close to that.
@Zac Courtney I’m guessing it’s another one of those “wait and see” questions: Until the design of the front wheel pants is finalized they won’t know how much the front wheels can turn without impacting the body.
If you go back through some of the Beta videos, I recall seeing them saying the Aptera’s front wheel geometries were improved for handling, including a tighter turn radius.
You’ve got to remember that in addition to steering angles, Aptera has another advantage, torque vectoring. This in essence means that with the proper programming and possibly a Harbor freight furniture dolly on a non-powered rear wheel, you could make tank turns.
How accessible this ‘feature’ might be is not clear, at least for a stock Aptera. I’m hoping someone will create an ‘app’ that will allow such turns in what I would characterize as “parade mode” along with some ot her practical limits on speed and operation. I don’t think HF dolly would be very safe at speeds above 15 mph – perfect for a parade.