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      12-03-2012, 04:18 AM   #1
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Magnetic Suspension?

Just a random question I have.

What was the first car company to create and implement magnetic suspension, into their cars?

A web link leading to the info would be greatly appreciated.
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      12-03-2012, 08:09 AM   #2
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Hmmm,,, I'll take a guess at the questin,,, GM on the CTS-V, later used on the ZR-1, then adopted by Ferarri - but I am probably wrong.
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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=What+was+the+fi...tic+suspension

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As the ad suggests, this technology, while touted as an incredible performance advantage in cars like the Ferrari 458 Italia, was actually invented by Cadillac – and used in cars like the new CTS-V Coupe. That’s really only partly true, however, as magnetic ride shocks first made an appearance in the Corvette, and were later adopted by Ferrari for the 599.
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Im pretty sure caddilac was using a form of magnetic dampening in the 90s(edit: i was thinking of the 2002 STS)

from the autoguide article in your link
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Cadillac did develop the technoloy for use the 2002 STS, under DELPHI, which GM owned the control of. Bejing West Industries purchased Delphi's chassis division when it was dismanteled. The MagneRide system was a byproduct of Delphi's work with LOTUS on it's then active suspension system for F1 (which GM also owned at the time) in the late 80's early 90's.

Now you know. Cadillac was the first car to utilize the magnetic suspension system. which is a patent protected system, that all manufactures pay to utilize in thier automobile. Fiat, GM, Audi, Honda all pay BWI for the technology, But Cadillac pioneered its first use partnered with Delphi/Delco. Active suspension in its modern form would itself be traced to Lotus F1, (which is a complety different system) however many manufacturer's were developing semi-active adjustable dampers and air spring systems since the late 1970's.

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Are you wanting to know about magnetic "springs" or magnetic dampening, Two totally different systems.
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It was a mix of both, lol. But my questioned was answered. Thanks guys.
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