Proom Racing (Endurance racing, 24h Nürburgring) fitted wider tires to their Porsche GT4 and needed wider fenders. This could potentially block the flow to the side air intakes further downstream. Using a professional 3D model of a porsche GT4 purchased online, the airflow around standard and widened fenders was compared. Pressure analysis at the air intake revealed that the wider fenders actually increased flow rate, boosting engine power. Together with other aero modifications, Proom Racing shaved 20 seconds off their lap time. Watch video
Hamofa racing has built the first & only BMW i8 GTR in the world. They applied the bodywork of the i8 to a silhouette racer with a V8 engine. This puts much higher demands on the cooling system compared to the three-cilinder engine it replaces. Faced with cooling challenges Hamofa racing turned to AirShaper to analyse the airflow and gain insight to revise the positioning of cooling elements.
"AirShaper helped us tremendously to obtain fast & accurate insights into the aero of our car. Our focus on aerodynamics has increased a lot since we learned about the full performance potential of improved aerodynamics" - Kris Verhoeven.
Matt Hall Racing is one of the contenders in the Red Bull Air Race, a sport where pilots endure up to 10G when navigating their race plane across the race course through pilones. Obviously, top speed is very important which is why they used aerodynamic simulations analyse & optimize the drag of key components on the plane. That same season, Mat Hall Racing took multiple podium spots. Read article
"In Air Racing testing time is very limited so simulations of different Aerodynamic updates are crucial for development. AirShaper is an ideal platform for evaluating the performance without having to build and test new parts. The ease of use, reporting and engineering support are outstanding. It literally is as easy as uploading a new design to their website and then sit back and wait for the full Aerodynamic performance report." - Ir. Peter Wezenbeek, Race Team Tactician.
AirShaper can work directly with open surface models, making it possible to start off with a professional model of your car to be purchased online (typically 100-300€). Modifications to these models to match your setup or design ideas can be made on request.