Every system has it owns benefits and drawbacks, and although the more complicated systems are generally excellent they have an attached price 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 yellowish arrow highlights the torque transfer occuring through the corner, generated by the artifical resistance being exerted by the TVD coupling China externally wheel. This allows for higher acceleration out from the corner while the car’s turning abilitty is increased.

A Torque Vectoring Differential is capable of channelling 100% of the available torque through a single wheel when needed in the the majority of extreme of circumstances.

With the TVD exerting more level of resistance onto the exterior wheels clutch, it tricks the system into diverting more torque through it – increasing the total amount power which can be applied and reducing the understeer skilled under acceleration out of a corner.

By continuing to use this resistance through the corner, as the vehicle passes the apex and begins to accelerate out it will continue to override a normal multiway-LSD – which would again interpret the quicker moving outside wheel as slipping and divert torque during acceleration to the within wheel, which it perceives as having more grip.

However, rather than releasing the resistance on both wheels a TVD proceeds to activate the clutch externally wheel just – increasing the resistance experienced simply by that wheel and making the machine channel more torque through it. This imbalance of power to the outside encourages the automobile to turn in to the corner sharper and reducing understeer.