View Full Version : BOSE Suspension

12-17-2004, 01:21 PM
Any of you have thoughts on the new BOSE Suspension?



12-17-2004, 01:56 PM
I'll just quote what I've read about it on other sites.

Lotus tried a full hydraulic suspension 10+ years ago that made the car corner flat like this one. The biggest fault with it was, there was no warning when the car reached the lateral grip limit of the tires. One second you are carving a great corner & the next you are spinning into the weeds. With allowing the car to lean, most drivers can learn the limit between traction & no traction.
Most test drivers hated the Lotus.


12-17-2004, 02:14 PM
Isn't this similar to the new Corvette 'Magna-Ride'?

12-17-2004, 03:03 PM
without being able to feel load transfer, i dont know how you would be able to get the feel for the car. cool tech but this is what should be used on luxury cars so when u are corening at 60, your scalding latte doesnt fall off the dash and burn u.
as for the magan ride comparison, no its different. the maga ride uses electricty to thicken up the shock oil, therefore making the shocks stiffer, but this bose suspension actually uses hydraulic pressure to raise the outside wheels in the corner so they are level.