Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Uses of a transverse spring

Recommended Posts

We've all come across so-called classics experts who treat the Triumph transverse spring suspension with contempt.     Perhaps you would like to point them to the Cooper T51, the first rear engined car to win a Manufacturer's World Championship, that set the mould for the future of F1.   This excellent drawing (even more execellent in the original) featured in an article about the car, and the Climax engine that powered it, in this months' issue of MotorSport.

Earlier Coopers had a front transverse spring as well, legacy of the two original Topolino fronts, welded together by John Cooper to make his first 500cc racer, but the world changer had double wishbones and coil overs.    Familiar?




Cooper T51 Drawing.jpg

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Create New...