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#1852300
I think my main problem would be stopping myself pulling back on it as I passed 60 mph :D

Colonel Panic wrote: I rarely hold a steering wheel below the 3 & 9 o'clock positions


I tend to follow advanced driving practice and reposition my hands before making a steering input. I guess with this yoke thingy I would be positioning my hands in the top and bottom angles. Difficult to say without knowing the steering ratio. If it is highly geared then there would be little need to move hands at all of course.

The steering wheel on Mrs P's TT has a flat section at the bottom for ease of entrance and egress, I do find it odd sometimes in practice.

Rob P
Last edited by Rob P on Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:39 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Rob P wrote:We need to question if the steering device in the 200 mph Tesla Model S Plaid (0-60 mph <2 seconds) is a yoke or the illegitimate offspring of the Austin Allegro's 'Quartic' wheel.

Not that Tesla owners favour much 'hands-on' driving.


Perhaps Tesla drivers prefer hands-off the wheel at the six o'clock position?

(sorry, I'll get mi coat)
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Colonel Panic wrote:Hmmm, looks like it is going to take a while to become natural ...


Most Allegros had reduced to nature in five or six years. :P


These Tesla square steering wheels are just another cheap publicity stunt sucked up by fanbois and idiot journos. It worked with Hyperlooop and it's working with Tesla.
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The loan Corsa I had while the Krauto was in dock last month had quite a significant flat segment from 4-8 oclock:

Certainly needed it to get my fat belly in....

Nice car though- only 6 months old.
Didn't like the 'kick' the steering gave me though, to 'get back in lane' if I crossed any white line.

A step too far for this old fa rt. :wink:
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