Downing/Atlanta Mazda-Kudzu DLY

Text and images copyright Michael J. Fuller, except where noted

The Kudzu DLY is an obvious departure from the most recent series of Kudzu chassis.  The most striking feature about the DLY is that its architecture is aimed at pure downforce development more so than any other Kudzu WSC design to date  The predecessor DLM-4 4-rotor was scrapped after it was deemed that the chassis and handling problems were significant enough to warrant a redesign.  The DLY takes what was learned from the DLM-4 and repackages it into a car that is between the DLM 3-rotor and the DLM-4 4-rotor in size.  The DLY is designed around ACO LMP rules and will be fitted with carbon brakes.  Everything has been redesigned, nothing carries over from the DLM-4.

As for the designation of the car.  The 'D' stands for Downing, the 'L' stands for Lynn, and the 'Y' in DLY designates Wayne Yawn.  Wayne's input is as much as Dave's, Wayne being responsible for the front and rear suspension design

Side profile of the new Mazda-Kudzu DLY
Image courtesy of Dave Lynn
Concept rendering of the new Mazda-Kudzu DLY
Image courtesy of Dave Lynn
Images of the pattern for the mold

Mazda-Kudzu DLY buck for body work

Mazda-Kudzu DLY buck for body work
Mazda-Kudzu DLY buck for body work
Images of the construction of the new tub

New tub for DLY

New tub for DLY
 
 













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