To enable the performance potential of my design I worked with Art Morrison to have them build a custom MaxG chassis for the 1800 incorporating their compact independent rear suspension, hydraulic power rack and pinion steering from Flamming River, and 14” Wilwood “big brakes” disc brakes with 6 piston calipers at all four corners.  The chassis was designed around using 245/40R18 tires on 9” rims up front and 275/40R18 tires on 10” rims in the back while lowering the ride height to 4.5” in front and 5.5” in back (both adjustable). Versions of this chassis placed under a C1 corvette body have proven to provide 1g grip on a skid pad. Strange Engineering supplies the locking Dana60 rear differential for AM in my chassis, and it should be more than sufficient to handle the high torque that the electric drive train will be producing.  There are also a large number of gear ratios available for this rear end should further evolutions of the car require it.  I am starting out using a 4.11 ratio.

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Chassis Design

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