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2016 – MX-5 – Suspension



  • A multi-link suspension composed of five links has been adopted.

  • The rigidity has been improved by changing the rear crossmember to a deform-resistant truss shape.

  • The suspension system layout is such that the virtual rear wheel hub center axis contact point is forward of the virtual king pin contact point. Due to this, lateral force on the rear wheels during toe-in is optimized when cornering. In particular, when exiting a corner the shock absorber provides an assured, high level of gripping power.

  • By setting the shock absorber input point closer to the wheel center, the damper lever ratio is optimized, improving traction while cornering.


  • Damper lever ratio:

    • shock absorber stroke (B)/wheel vertical stroke (A)

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