i have a sujestion that won't alter the look to much and will only include light weight sheet metal to do!
take off ur fenders, mount your light infront of the tire and rebuild the fender to hold the light! this will resembel the gt cars fenders, close to the ground bulged out at the center then tight against the whells... this will reduce drag on the light and put at airfoil around the front wheels increasing downforce at higher speeds, the faster u go the more
downforce u get!Shouldn't we first determine if a Locost needs any [more] down force? Anybody spinning their wheels at 100+ MPH?
next don't put a airdamn up front... use a formula 1 spoiler... put a little bit of sheet metal on steel braided wire and just tighten it... this will give u a cool look and some folds in the metal and u could stretch it to pull air up over the front suspension piece like he f1 guys do!Couldn't this cause more air drag than the suspension parts?
adressing the issue of tire grip at the back, again re-design the rear fenders to a air foil shape! pull the forward more,Pull what "the forward" more???
and keep the tight against the rear wheel... !!!! ...... ?????
pull it forwardtowards the front cab and taper it towards the back, this is a airfoil that at high speeds makes more downforce, the faster u go the more downforce!Unless you have the curved surface facing DOWNWARD you are going to create LIFT with an airfoil. Unless of course you just use a lot of negative angle of attack (which would make a strange looking fender)!
Do like the dragsters used to do, just aim your exhaust pipes so they blow hot air just over the top of the rear tires. The downside is that if you go more than 1/4 mile your tires will probably overheat.
things about roofs, look at the 911 models, curve the windshield and the roof line needs to taper up to the highest point (i.e. were ur head is) and then taper it back down to the rear... and u could make a hatch back roofline or model the fast back,Hatchback = more aerodynamic drag than fast back.
and then throw on a "modest" 928 s4 or gt spoiler, plz don't throw on a ugly thing!More drag.
and bam u just did little changes (exept the roof) and increased the downforce significantly, this is what i had in mind for my lotus... Why do you want to emphasize down force over streamlining? At what speed do you want the down force to occur?
unfortunetly i don't have the time to build one
but maybe i do...I used to be indecisive, but I'm not sure now.
could anyone tell me were i could find a Busa or zx14r engine?? i might be able to afford one!
thankscraigslist, ebay, motorcycle junk yard, follow a guy doing a high speed wheelie.............
ill draw a few pics of my ideas and scan them to show u what i mean, give me a day or two to do that