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 easier systems.
The downside to the machine is it is extremely complicated and incredibly expensive, and typically only used for racing/track applications because of its high speed Differential Gear cornering potential.
Torque Vectoring Differential 940x310The yellow arrow highlights the torque transfer occuring through the part, generated by the artifical level of resistance becoming exerted by the TVD externally wheel. This enables for higher acceleration out of the corner while the car’s turning abilitty is increased.
A Torque Vectoring Differential is capable of channelling 100% of the available torque through an individual wheel when needed in the the majority of extreme of circumstances.
With the TVD exerting more level of resistance onto the outside 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 level of resistance through the corner, as the vehicle passes the apex and begins 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 inside wheel, which it perceives as having more grasp.
However, rather than releasing the resistance upon both tires a TVD continues to activate the clutch on the outside wheel only – increasing the resistance skilled by that wheel and making the system channel more torque through it. This imbalance of power to the outside encourages the vehicle to turn in to the part sharper and reducing understeer.