wheelspin


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wheelspin

(ˈwiːlspɪn)
n
(Automotive Engineering) the rotation of a wheel when it is not achieving any grip or traction on a surface
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At the same time, traction control (TCS) allows more wheelspin so the tyre tread grips more effectively and the gearbox selects higher gears.
Under this, the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) allows slightly more wheelspin.
When conditions worsen though, the clever electronics recognise when grip is being lost and send power to the rear wheels to increase traction with wheelspin kept to a minimum.
Lewis had too much wheelspin at the start and this cost him the victory," said Mercedes motorA[degrees] sport head Toto Wolff.
Auto mode makes fuel economy a priority and mostly uses two-wheel drive unless it anticipates or experiences wheelspin.
Quattro all-wheel-drive ensures that all that power is put straight to the road with no wheelspin while S Sports adaptive air suspension makes sure the handling is top notch The air suspension can be set to any one of five modes and automatically lowers the car by 10cms when dynamic mode is set and then lowers it again by a further 10cms when the car's speed exceeds 74 miles per hour.
Raikkonen, who had lined up 14th on the grid, suffered a lot of wheelspin and lost control while accelerating out of turn two on the opening lap.
He did not wheelspin, he was not panicked, but he was off like a shot and disappeared around the corner at the lights on to the Westgate Road; very controlled.
You are instantly grateful for VW's 4Motion all-wheel-drive system which allows the power to be directed to the road beneath without wheelspin or steering-tug.
It's a very strange sensation at first, but makes perfect sense; the harder you squeeze the accelerator, the more it'll vibrate, encouraging you to manage the throttle until initial wheelspin has resided; the same goes for braking - squeeze too hard and the wheels lock up, signalled with heavy vibration.
In Sport there is less wheelspin and a tendency to understeer but, with ESP off, the wheels spit gravel while a sports diff maintains traction out of the bends.
As average speeds are not very high, degradation should not be an issue if wheelspin is controlled out of the slower corners, which can lead to overheating.