effects of aerodynamics of longitudinal vehicle dynamics

The added load to equally pose longitudinal dynamics problems to the vehicle includes towing trailers, hauling heavy loads, and carrying cargo. The added weight, therefore, leads to the increased interactions of the vehicle and its engine and suspension, therefore influencing the characteristics of the vehicle’s acceleration, brakes, stability, and, in general, handling qualities. Towing and hauling with an engine tuned for sports car performance and agility usually introduce compromises. The article is hereby dedicated to the analysis of the challenges of towing and carrying loads related to the impact on the longitudinal vehicle dynamics and strategies to overcome the challenges while keeping the performance integrity of sports cars engines.

effects of aerodynamics of longitudinal vehicle dynamics