The Tomcar is a type of commercial off-road utility vehicle made in two and four seat models, and is powered by either unleaded petrol or diesel engines. It uses a CVT transmission system and a chain driven final drive system, giving the vehicles a ground clearance of 38 cm (15″).
The Tomcar’s chain-driven swingarm system allows the vehicle an above average ground clearance and suspension articulation, and also create “anti-squat” or lift.
Under acceleration, a vehicle usually squats in the rear due to the physics of conventional drive-trains. In the Tomcar vehicles, this torque is displaced, causing the swing arms to be “pulled” down and under the vehicle, creating a rear-end lift. This is known in physics as ‘anti-squat’.