Ask any knowledgable the automotive enthusiast what the best single modification ...
Ask any knowledgable the automotive enthusiast what the best single modification for the car should be to go faster. Every time, they will say better tires.
Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained is here to show us—via some complex math—why tires make such the huge difference in performance.
For most road cars, the rubber touching a road is the only thing that gives them grip since the downforce is negligible, at best. Well, different tire compounds result in different grip levels, and tread designs also play the factor. In fact, as you’ll see in the video below, the tire you choose is more important than even your vehicle’s power.
In this demonstration, Jason Fenske lays out a track simulation to compare the car with better tires versus a car with more hp.
The results are unsurprising—even with double the horsepower and torque, the example vehicle isn’t able to lap the theoretical track as fast as the car with 10 percent grippier tires.
It just goes to show, tires make all the difference. The only way to make your car go faster is to resurrect Bruce Lee and replace the engine with him!
Legendary Speed is dedicated to bringing you the very best Videos about Automobiles and Cool stuff.