Every system provides it owns benefits and drawbacks, and although the more difficult systems are generally superior they have an attached cost that far exceeds the simpler systems.
The downside to the machine is it is extremely complicated and very expensive, and typically only used for racing/track applications for its high speed cornering potential.
Torque Vectoring Differential 940x310The yellow-colored arrow highlights the torque transfer occuring through the corner, generated by the artifical resistance getting exerted by the TVD externally wheel. This allows for greater acceleration out of the corner as the car’s turning abilitty can be increased.
A Torque Vectoring Differential is capable of channelling 100% of the available torque through an individual wheel when needed in the most extreme of circumstances.
With the TVD exerting more level of resistance onto the exterior wheels clutch, it tricks the machine into diverting more torque through it – increasing the amount power which can be applied and reducing the understeer skilled under acceleration out of a corner.
By continuing to apply this level of resistance through the corner, as the Differential Gear automobile passes the apex and starts to accelerate out it’ll continue to override a standard multiway-LSD – which would again interpret the faster moving outside wheel as slipping and divert torque during acceleration to the within wheel, which it perceives as having more grasp.
However, instead of releasing the resistance on both wheels a TVD continues to activate the clutch on the outside wheel just – increasing the resistance skilled by that wheel and making the system channel more torque through it. This imbalance of capacity to the outside encourages the vehicle to turn in to the corner sharper and reducing understeer.