Oversteer

The tendency of a vehicle to turn more than the apparent steering angle. Technically, it is where the rear wheel slip angles are greater than the front.

Moderate oversteer may be advantageous on slow, tight corners, but any oversteer is usually difficult to manage on high speed corners.

Causes the rear of the car to take a wider apex, causing the car to spin in extreme conditions.

Also called loose in the US.


See also: Neutral Steering, Steering, Understeer.

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Subjects: Automotive