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      01-05-2010, 09:31 AM   #69
Thorney
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Originally Posted by KANdaddy View Post
Who makes this??
We do all our own bodywork. Some we develop as one off's for us only, some we develop and sell to other race teams and some gets developed as road car upgrades as well. Road car bodywork needs to be double skinned and be an OEM fit to be perfect so we mould the race car parts as road car parts, however in the race car applications the parts are single skinned CF sometimes with small supporting CF matt around fitting points or where we need extra rigidity, this is all to ensure the lightest weight possible.

Our front bumper designs are a little different to BMW in that BMW MS tend to integrate the splitter into the bumper, however this means that any damage to the splitter results in critical damage to the bumper itself and thats both expensive and can affect results in a race if the whole bumper is damaged. We prefer the method to design the bumper so that it can be used with a variety of splitter designs (different length splitters mean we can run different wing angles etc) which allows us to finely set up the car for different circuits and race lenghts, for example a 2 hr endurance race we would run slighly less wing and overall aero than a 20min sprint and less still for a 24hr race. We have splitter lenghts in 10mm increments which simply bolt on and off in about 6 minutes so changes to front aero are relatively easy, add on dive planes etc we can adjust the front aero grip by quite a wide range without the needs to replace bumpers.