The Aptera Forum
I know one big difference between the old Aptera 2 and the new one is that the new one has power steering. If I remember correctly, the biggest complaint was the old one's manual steering which made turning at slow speeds a bit of a pain. The new Aptera also has a redesigned suspension.
I along with you am eagerly awaiting to hear about road tests.
Yes the entirely new suspension and power steering may mean the most but the in wheel models, AWD, torque vectoring and stability control may also give a completely different results and yes...all to be validated with the upcoming Dev vehicle🤞
I can't find the review you mention - can you point me toward it? Perhaps you're referring to the report from the Automotive X-Prize in which the initial vehicle used had problems but a modified version did not. As an prototype vehicle it would have been unlikely for a publication to conduct an actual "road test". Jay Leno drove one of the early prototypes and rather liked the handling: https://youtu.be/OrQqCLRXl2w
Your initial post was about "Consumers Research", not "Consumer Reports". Consumer Reports never gave the original Aptera a road test as it was not a production vehicle. The link you've listed it to an article about the Xprize competition in which a prototype Aptera was entered. If you want an opinion about what that version of Aptera was actually like to drive, view the Jay Leno video at the link I posted, above.
I'm sure Sandy Munro's team will "handle" the handling just fine. I've heard Sandy mention using some aircraft gyroscopic orientation chips that will adjust suspension and wheel spin in milliseconds.
@Richard Brown Munro & Assoc. isn't involved in the engineering of the Aptera: They will be working on manufacturing side of things. Sandy was describing the system he hopes to incorporate in two other 3-wheelers that his company is helping to design, the Nobe and the Bricklin.