Car Set-up:         Aerodynamics

Prototype race cars are very highly influenced by aerodynamics and thus create significant quantities of downforce. This downforce increases the speed by which the car can go round corners. The greater the downforce the greater the drag and thus as our race car is based upon a street car, the aerodynamic downforce is limited partially by the power from the engine.

The team has fitted a front splitter, site skirts, diffuser and a rear wing provided by the teams technical partners and good friends Special Project Motorsports.

In terms of the aerodynamics parts fitted, we have worked from the front of the car to the rear. The following provides a short description of the impact each of the components  has on the car.