The Z will have electric power steering

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How do you guys feel about that?

 

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EPS can be done well, although it usually isn't. We'll have to wait for our test drives!

It looks like the ECU is now where the PS reservoir used to be?
 

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most electric steering loose a lot of the road feel and soul . That's why Lotus is sticking with hydraulic on the new EMIRA .
 

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It was probably the surprise of the night for me when I read that the Z would get an electric rack. For whatever reason I assumed hydraulic. One of our cars has EPS and it doesn't bother me, but it's not a sports car, so I'll have to drive the Z and see what I think. Either way I doubt that alone would sway my decision. Almost every other new car that I would end up getting instead of the Z has EPS as well, so it is what it is.
 
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It makes me question how much more the car will weigh, if they thought it was necessary to make it feel lighter
 

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My 2005 Rx8 has electric steering and the handling and road feel is impeccable on and off the track. So it's definitely very possible for a budget oriented sports car to have EPS that performs well
 

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It makes me question how much more the car will weigh, if they thought it was necessary to make it feel lighter
Light weight is one thing, but more likely improved fuel economy and safety stuff like lane keeping were the main drivers (those are the usual reasons anyway)
 

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Light weight is one thing, but more likely improved fuel economy and safety stuff like lane keeping were the main drivers (those are the usual reasons anyway)
Oh, I’m not complaining because I won’t be on the track…should have worded it better.
I just meant I’m wondering how heavy it will be
 

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I believe lots of ADAS functions mandate electric steering.
Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS)
 
 





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