Text and images copyright Michael J. Fuller
|The 40% scale wind tunnel mode, here in the car's final form.|
testing in the Shrivenham wind tunnel. Initial wind tunnel
testing began in early March of 2001, finishing in December, and
concluding approximately 45 days of wind tunnel development.|
The 02S wind tunnel model borrowed heavily from the 2KQ/01Q model program, as can be seen from this image of the 02S wind tunnel model in a very early iteration (the 5th tunnel test here, late May, early June 2001). At this point the rear bodywork, tail, and rear wing are clear 2KQ/01Q carry overs. Here a Lola B01/60-esque rear "Coke bottle" duct, ahead of the rear wheel, is being tested.
By test 5, L/D was hovering around 3.8 to 4.0:1.
we see the 02S in a much-closer-to-final form. By the 02's final
form, L/D would approach, and exceed (at certain configurations and
ride heights), 5:1. |
|In near final form, downforce was in the region of 5600 lbs, for 1155 lbs of drag and 42% balance at 200 mph, in a high downforce configuration. Low drag setup would see drag drop considerable, to around 810 lbs, for 3680 lbs of downforce.|
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