(Of a motor vehicle) have a tendency to turn less sharply than is intended: the car understeers on very fast bends
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- When a risk is present the dynamic stability and traction control anti-skid system is activated and responds by reducing engine power while braking one or more wheels until the car understeers and stability is regained.
- The one that really cost me time was in the last corner, where I got a bit off line and the car began understeering - I ended up in the grass on the exit and that definitely cost me positions.
- In the first part of the race the car was really understeering so I couldn't push it too much.
The tendency of a vehicle to understeer.
- When we write about new cars and trucks, we try to bring out the engineering aspects of the vehicle, not about whether there is a silky smooth shift pattern or whether the vehicle exhibits too much understeer.
- It was okay, but I was struggling with severe understeer, so we tried some different set-ups during the afternoon.
- The car can be driven on the throttle quite easily, with both understeer and oversteer smoothly quelled by your right foot.
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