Carver One, the vehicle can knock down
He Carver One It is probably the rarest vehicle you can find on the road. Its concept is similar to the Piaggio MP3 we saw the other day although in this case the two wheels are located at the rear of the vehicle. But most importantly, like a motorcycle, it is leaning on curves.
Before we talk about it, we try a little why this solution. I commented beforehand that I am not a physicist, but I'll try to explain so that we all understand though not so accurately. At the stage of cornering a bike it is, so to speak, on a dynamic balance perfect. The centrifugal force will tend to throw the outside of the curve is offset by the inward inclination of this. At this point we can release without any problem as we remain perfectly stuck to the seat and the body will not suffer inertia of any kind.
However in a car opposite it happens. When we started to negotiate a curve, both we and the vehicle tend to go outside the same. The centrifugal force counteracts only with tire grip. But what happens if the same height we cut the track width? The car will become increasingly unstable and tend to end up more easily overturned in a ditch.
The solution by Carver Engineering
People Carver Engineering They gave a mixed solution, halfway between a car and a motorcycle. They built a cabin with a front wheel and two rear. The front wheel and the cockpit are joined while the rear wheels support the engine and hydraulic system that runs what they call Dynamic Vehicle Control (DVC ™). But what exactly is the DVC ™?
The DVC ™ It is a hydro-mechanical system at all times monitors both the degree of the steering wheel as the speed and force with which it is done. By servo valves and cylinders that manage tilt cab it is able to knock down laterally as you would a motorcycle in a curve. In the following link you can see more in depth how the Dynamic Vehicle Control (DVC ™) works.
Technical characteristics of the Carver One
He Carver One It has very small dimensions. We talk about a vehicle just 3.40 meters long by 1.3 wide and 1.4 high. Its total weight is 640 kilograms, which does not make anything into a heavy vehicle. It is prepared to tilt up to 45 degrees. For those who have never gone on a motorcycle I can assure you that much. MotoGP riders, for example, inclined about 60 degrees.
The engine that animates this small toy is a four-cylinder 660 cc, and 16 valves provided with turbo intercooler. Its maximum power is 65 CV at 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 100 Nm at 4000 rpm. Its engine is not overly powerful and top speed is about 185 km / h with acceleration from 0 to 100 in about eight seconds.
There is a possibility of potential engine to 85 hp, ensuring increased benefits for those who want seek further tickling. It carries a five-speed manual transmission and brake discs on all wheels. A purpose of the wheels, these are 17 inches in front and 15 behind.
Another feature that bring the Carver One a motorcycle is the tandem configuration, that is, 1 + 1. The pilot and passenger are seated one behind the other getting the same feeling that has a package from the seat of fear, as I call it. The good news is that you're ceiling, although you can still enjoy the air and the cabin has a transparent roof.
He driving position It is similar to a regular vehicle. Steering wheel, analog gauges, shifter on the right, switch for lights and others. You might well think you are in a car, until you reach the first corner.
The Carver One up
He Carver One It has to be very, very fun to drive. Perhaps the nicest thing a bike is precisely what it has in common with this vehicle: the possibility of tipping. The constantly play with that dynamic equilibrium, again and again. However the Carver One you include additional safety because although the front wheel braking or tilting it go, do not you'll fall.
Twisty roads you sure you can pass as a true dwarf is simply to move him from outside, we already miss a smile by the very way of moving from one side to another. It is also extremely agile. According says the manufacturer, is able to pass from the peak tilt the contrary in less than a second. The first time you ride I'm sure the feeling has to be totally awesome and different from what we are accustomed.
data sheet Carver One
- Displacement: 660 cc
- Engine: 4-cylinder rear arrangement (65 hp at 7,500 RPM)
- Maximum torque: 100 Nm at 4,000 rpm
- Empty weight: 640 kg
- Maximum speed: 185 km / h
- Acceleration from 0 to 100 Km / h: 8.2 s
- Transmission: 5-speed manual
- Mixed consumption: 6 l / 100 km
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Fuel tank capacity: Undeclared
- Boot capacity: no
- Tires: the. 17 "behind. fifteen"
Prices Carver One
- Carver One: 39,200 euros
Finally and as I have read, the company that manufactures had declared bankruptcy last year by failing to meet sales targets. However, it is possible to acquire and test it on the official importer for Carver in Spain, which is the link below.
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