Automotive Glossary

Ramp Breakover Angle

Ramp Breakover Angle

This is a measure of a vehicle's ability to drive over a sharp ridge or ramp without touching its underside. The "included" angle measures the angle inside the ramp; the "exluded" angle measures the combined angles outside the ramp to the horizontal. A short-wheelbase vehicle with a high ground clearance and large tires will have the best (highest) ramp breakover angle.

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