The virtual rotation axes (pivot axes) of the links run through the pivoting points of the trailing links on the body and through the shear center of the cross member distorted by oppositely phased suspension displacement. In contrast to the twist-beam rear axle, cornering will therefore be associated with relative camber changes, which will reduce the absolute, positive camber angle of the outside wheel, and the roll center is not at the level of the road surface, see figure.
The twist-beam rear axle with rearward-displaced cross-member is more widely used nowadays than the twist beam rear axle. Lateral forces at the tire contact centers produce a force couple at the axle mounts on the body, which consists of a traction force on the outside bearing acting in vehicle longitudinal direction and a corresponding pressure force on the inside bearing.
The use of soft rubber mounts for suspension comfort, results in an elastokinematic toe-angle variation producing an oversteer effect, which negatively affects the steering behavior of the vehicle during transient driving maneuvers.