Will it drift?

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Will it drift?

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Will it drift?

  • Will it drift?

    Posted by david-zacharias on May 19, 2023 at 11:55 pm

    😏 I wonder, if the Aptera will be able to drift.

    Clearly not the #1 priority, but a nice detail, if you are able to drift around in circles of some fossile cars πŸ˜„

    What do you think? What thinks the Aptera Team about that?

    harry-parker replied 2 weeks ago 5 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Will it drift?

    harry-parker updated 2 weeks ago 5 Members · 4 Replies
  • Riley

    Member
    May 20, 2023 at 12:38 am

    I remember hearing that it would be possible to purposefully lose traction on the rear tire to make the Aptera do a full 180 at standstill using the three elaphe motors. I beleive an aptera can drift if such a feature was programed into the car.

  • ImAlwaysMIA

    Member
    May 20, 2023 at 9:28 am

    Kicking the rear out should theoretically be super easy. The vehicle is front weight biased and it will have awd, it’s all about how TC gets programmed.

  • Shawgrin

    Member
    May 20, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    Due to the tripodle balance it will be much harder to kick the rear end out that a 4 wheel vehicle. (weight distribution is more spread out on a 4 wheel vehicle.)(doubt the motors and electronics would even be possible with out some major work)

  • harry-parker

    Moderator
    May 23, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    You can see the Aptera Beta do a little drifting in their “Moose Test” video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BRaKbWQdxY

    Doing more will need some tricked out motor control software to control the torque and braking on the individual motors.

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