Irvine, CA, January 16, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Aerodynamics expert Tim Gibson joins the Rezvani Motors team and assists in development of a new Advanced Airflow system to the production version of Rezvani BEAST.
As a world-renowned aerodynamics expert, Tim brings with him years of industry knowledge and experience. Partly responsible for developing the aerodynamics on the 424-mph record-breaking Challenger 2.
New Advanced Airflow Technology
Engineers at Rezvani Motors have taken “form follows function” to a whole new level. At the front, BEAST is three inches lower than it is at the back. That and the addition of a front carbon fiber splitter allows air to channel throughout the entire body, creating a suction effect.
Additional vents behind the front and rear wheels prevent high pressure from congregating beneath the vehicle, keeping downforce at a maximum. And a flat, full carbon fiber underbody allows air to travel smoothly underneath the vehicle at high speeds.
New air tunnels also run from the front air dams, through the inside of the door panels, and out the back vents, allowing high pressure to escape from the radiator and intercoolers.
“These new features give the Rezvani BEAST
even more downforce than anticipated with the original concept,” says CEO Ferris Rezvani
. “We need the car to be as streamlined as possible in order to handle all that power."
“By adding this new airflow feature, and more external vents on the rear, we’re able to achieve a huge amount of downforce,” says aerodynamics expert Tim Gibson.
Rezvani BEAST will be hitting the streets in Spring of 2015.
Supercars are designed to be extreme with no compromise. When designing the Beast Supercar CEO Ferris Rezvani sought out some of the best aerodynamics experts in the industry. "I loved Tim Gibson's work with Danny Thomson's Challenger 2 world speed record setting car," Ferris Rezvani said. The Challenger 2 reached a speed of 424 MPH.
Rezvani Automotive Designs CEO Ferris Rezvani stated, "We started with having Tim Gibson work with our designer, Samir Sadikhov at every step of the design and provide feedback on how to maximize aerodynamics given his extensive experience in wind tunnels. Fluid dynamics is very similar to air so we then moved to using simulation software for fluid dynamics such as water. Water simulations are actually very helpful because they have the same properties as air but move much slower so it's easier to visualize."
During development, the RAD engineers followed the following do's and don't of supercar aerodynamics:
-Air should be moved around the car rather than through the body where possible.
-Move air smoothly to prevent turbulence
-Create a flat underside of the car with using panels to provide air a smooth surface. this prevents turbulence and lift under the car and provides a "suction" affect for downforce
-The front of the car should be slightly lower and closer to the road than that rear. -This causes a suction affect in the front for downforce.
-Add rear diffuser which increases bottom surface area and therefore causes downforce
-The rear of the car is a low pressure area. Adding open ventilation to the area causes hot air to be sucked out to the low pressure side of the car.
-Front lower spoiler had to be well ahead of the front lip of the car to allow oncoming air to escape over the hood rather than build up air pressure in the front of the car.
the RAD team avoided the following aerodynamic features:
-avoid lots of air intakes which ultimately act as parachutes
-avoid having turbulent and exposed underside of the car
-avoid areas of the design which trap air
Aerodynamics built into the Beast supercar by RAD
The Aerodynamics features that are included in the RAD beast are in the supplied as a picture in this article. The descriptions of the features in the diagram are listed below:
As the air enters the front area of the Beast, the lower front diffusers which are positioned ahead of the cars's nose push air up and over the hood from areas rather than build up pressure.
Air entering a 3 inch by 20 inch frontal area is directed to the radiator for cooling
Incoming air into the right and left front intakes of the RAD Beast is directed to sides for exit
Air from the radiator exits one of two places 1) via the top scoops near the shocks and 2) along tunnels running throughout the entire car which are pulled out the back of the car through the low pressure zone
Air channels behind the front wheels allow high pressure air to exit efficiently that than going underneath the car.
Open areas behind the rear wheels also allow high pressure air behind the rear wheels to exit
The entire underside of the RAD Beast is flat, eliminating turbulence and increasing downforce.
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