Limited Slip Differentail:

A differential unit designed to provide superior traction by transferring driving torque, when one wheel is spinning, to the wheel that is not slipping. A cone or clutch disc locks the two independent axle shafts together so that they both turn at the same time. There is a minimal amount of slippage (thus the name limited-slip) to allow for differential action.

Machperson Struts:

A simple compact front suspension arrangement which was developed by a young American Ford engineer, Earle MacPherson and used for the first time on the British Ford Zephyr in the 1950s. The MacPherson Strut employs a coil spring around a shock absorber unit, sometimes called an insert, to replace the conventional spring and shock absorber units.

Manual Gearbox:

One where the driver selects gears.

Mid Engine:

A car with the engine mounted behind the passenger cockpit, but ahead of the rear axle. It is used for better weight distribution between the front and rear axles which aids handling. It is mostly employed on sports cars.

Monocoque Body (unitary body):

Describes a car’s construction which consists of a body shell without a separate chassis. Most cars today use Monocoque construction which delivers greater strength and stiffness which in turn improves a car’s handling and crashworthiness.

Naturally aspirated engine:

(Normally aspirated engine) an engine that doesn’t employ a turbocharger or supercharger to boost intake pressure above atmospheric pressure.

Neutral Steering:

When the front and rear of the car are following the same arc in a curve. It’s rare for a car to have neutral steering.

Overhead Camshaft:

It is an engine which has camshafts in or above the cylinder head and directly actuates the intake and exhaust valves. Most modern engines are overhead camshaft, some with one are referred to a single overhead camshaft engine (SOHC), those with two are called double overhead camshaft engine (DOHC).