Testing our R56 in the wind tunnel

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  1. Sneedspeed

    Sneedspeed New Member

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    Video showing the testing of our R56 aero kit in the A2 wind tunnel. Feel free to ask questions.


    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-ld2hgs6X4"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-ld2hgs6X4[/ame]


    You can find all the data for the stock MINI and our kits here - Sneed4Speed Wind Tunnel Testing Data

    Our aero kits and components are listed here - MINI R56 wing and splitter
     
  2. Nathan

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    Thats a nifty looking mighty big wing.
     
  3. Savvy

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    Ok. Your data sheets look pretty... but you have a lot of explaining to do regarding the data presented. None of it makes any sense. If you want to increase grip to the tires at speed, your measured forces should be higher not lower.

    It's like you are trying to float your car in the wind tunnel... not make an effective aerodynamic solution to increase grip at speed.
     
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    I'd also like to see more data about that splitter.

    Thanks!
     
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    Appears to be nothing more then a marketing gimmick to me. The fact that they are presenting averages of two data points.... smh.
     
  6. Angib

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    That works, doesn't it? From 98lb of lift on the stock car to 88-122lb of downforce is a fairly big change though most of it is at the back - which matches the traditional ideal of a car that oversteers at low speed but understeers at high speed.

    However the drag penalty of the aero kit, a 14-19% increase, is surprisingly high, though in lift/drag terms (186-200lb extra downforce for 32-44lb extra drag) it isn't bad.

    Great to see data like this presented publicly - very confident/courageous.
     

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