Ferrari Purosangue first with Multimatic’s new True Energetic spool valve dampers


Ferrari’s just lately revealed Purosangue represents a number of key firsts for Ferrari, together with being the automaker’s first SUV, and likewise its first manufacturing mannequin with 4 doorways, however the high-riding prancing horse additionally includes a first for the trade at massive.

Debuting on the Purosangue is Multimatic’s True Energetic Spool Valve (TASV) damper, a know-how that guarantees much more exact management than present damping techniques, and in consequence improved experience and dealing with.

Multimatic’s Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) damper is already a number one know-how in efficiency circles, proper as much as System 1 racing. In a nutshell, these depend on spool valves that regulate the hydraulic fluid within the damper by way of exactly formed ports whose dimension and form could be adjusted to change the damping stiffness. There are two spool valves per damper, one every for compression and rebound.

The brand new TASV system provides an electrical motor to the combo, enabling the damper to be managed actively with extra drive and at greater frequencies. The system is able to exerting sufficient drive to maneuver the complete automobile physique, enabling predictive adjustment of the dampers primarily based on street circumstances and/or driver inputs. This eliminates the necessity for anti-roll techniques and extra techniques for experience top adjustment, in line with Multimatic.

Multimatic TrueActive Spool Valve (TASV) damper

Multimatic TrueActive Spool Valve (TASV) damper

“This know-how makes it potential to constantly management the automobile physique to realize focused vertical, roll and pitch dynamics at any velocity,” Michael Guttilla, Multimatic’s vp of engineering, stated in a press release. “For instance, the system can actively decrease the automobile’s heart of gravity and management pitch and roll stiffness underneath acceleration, braking and cornering to maximise traction and dynamically optimize underneath/oversteer dealing with steadiness.”

The model of the TASV damper used within the Purosangue is exclusive to Ferrari and kinds a part of a suspension system branded Ferrari Energetic Suspension Expertise (FAST). The system makes use of a high-power density electrical motor that Ferrari co-developed, in addition to accelerometers and place sensors on every suspension nook which interface with Ferrari’s personal digital chassis management techniques.

Ferrari Purosangue

Ferrari Purosangue

The end result, in line with Ferrari, is a automobile that stays composed throughout exhausting cornering, that means full contact between the tires and the street, in addition to lowered roll and pitch, whereas on the identical time delivering a snug experience because of the absorption of street floor irregularities.

The Purosangue is slated to achieve the U.S. within the third quarter of 2023. It’s going to arrive with a newly developed 6.5-liter V-12 producing peak 715 hp and 528 lb-ft of torque. Coupled to an 8-speed dual-clutch computerized and all-wheel-drive system, the engine will propel the SUV from 0-62 mph in round 3.3 seconds and to a cease velocity of over 192 mph.


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