GEN 3 TYPE 65 COUPE-R AERO TESTING REPORT
Posted on May 9th, 2017 on Factoryfive.com
Over the last month we have been testing the new Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe model using two test cars, namely the latest factory-built car and the beta version owned by customer John George. John’s car was built to compete in the NASA ST2 class. The goal of our wind tunnel testing was to establish baseline aerodynamic data on the new Coupe body and determine optimized balanced downforce and then verify this on the track. With the cold weather and the tracks in the Northeast still closed for the winter, we headed south to North Carolina for a full day of wind tunnel testing in Mooresville, NC and then off to the North Carolina Center for Automotive Research to run the car on the test track.
We loaded up the Coupe on Saturday for the Monday test day at A2 Wind Tunnel