TVD...at SEMA Paul Williamson a Lexus actually had one cut and brought to be reviewed and it is quite the piece of engineering and I was sold on it. I can't explain it as a techie like he did but I found this article to be pretty good on explaining the differences.Hi there, Would you opt for TVD or stay with Torsen and why?
It's an open diff with electrical motors on each side that help apply the torque to the outer axle in a turn. There is no help from the brakes.Thanks for replying!
So, TVD is open differential!? I thought it'a a clutch type LSD plus actuators/motors... If it's open differential then it's a enhanced version of brake based torque vectoring system that I would definitely ignore.
Thanks for replying!
My knowledge could be limited but as I know the TVD's the only LSD in the world that uses electronic motors to gain outside wheel speed by 4-5%. I don't know how exactly it works so I assume it could be twitchy or "artificial" like you mentioned while the motors kick in. According to some press (Autocar, Top Gear mag.. etc.), RC F could be tricky to drift. Since all the press cars came with TVD, I wonder it's the reason to blame...
I want to skip TVD because it only comes with an expensive optional package in my country. But what really worries me is the Torsen if it's not enough to make the car oversteer so Lexus brings up the TVD to aid.