Supercars arrive in USA for wind tunnel testing

18 Nov
The Gen3 Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang Supercars have touched down in Chicago
2 mins by Supercars.com
  • Gen3 Supercars have touched down in the United States

  • Camaro and Mustang have been sent for comprehensive wind tunnel testing programme

  • Windshear Wind Tunnel Testing Facility to host testing, which begins in December

The Gen3 Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang Supercars, sent to the United States for a comprehensive wind tunnel testing programme, have touched down in Chicago.

Thanks to Gibson Freight International, the two current Supercars, owned by Homologation Teams Triple Eight Race Engineering and Dick Johnson Racing, have now touched down safely in the US and will soon be sent to the Windshear Wind Tunnel Testing Facility in North Carolina, where personnel from Supercars Technical Department and representatives for both Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) will attend the testing, which begins in early December.

Last month Supercars confirmed multiple world-best testing initiatives regarding testing and data capture had been approved to advance technical understandings for all competitors in the Repco Supercars Championship.

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As well as the wind tunnel testing, Transient Dynamometer testing is taking place this month and will involve back-to-back testing of the Gen3 Ford and Chevrolet engine units, to provide a detailed understanding of how the two different power units compare on key performance metrics using a full engine and drivetrain installation.

Torque sensors will also be used to measure installed engine/powertrain performance which can then be correlated back to the static and transient dyno validation.

The final event of the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship, the VAILO Adelaide 500 begins next week on the hall of fame inducted street circuit, with practice to begin on Thursday at 3:15pm local time.

Coca-Cola Racing Chevrolet driver Brodie Kostecki holds a 131-point lead over NASCAR-bound, Red Bull Ampol Racing Team’s defending Champion Shane van Gisbergen heading into the final two races of the year.

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