1985 Corvette-Lola 710

 
A Full scale test at GM's Aerolab, fixed floor, November 1, 1985, using chassis 710-01.

As received:

Downforce:

1571 lbs. @ 150 mph, with 557 lbs. of drag
2262 lbs. @ 180 mph, with 802 lbs. of drag
2792 lbs. @ 200 mph, with 990 lbs. of drag

Aero. Balance @ 200 mph: 
F: 586 lbs. (21%) 
R: 2206 lbs.

Lift-to-drag ratio: 2.82:1


Lowered front ride height by .5":

Downforce:

1531 lbs. @ 150 mph, with 519 lbs. of drag
2205 lbs. @ 180 mph, with 748 lbs. of drag
2722 lbs. @ 200 mph, with 923 lbs. of drag

Aero. Balance @ 200 mph: 
F: 735 lbs. (27%) 
R: 1987 lbs.

Lift-to-drag ratio: 2.95:1


Lowered rear ride height by .5":

Downforce:

1469 lbs. @ 150 mph, with 503 lbs. of drag
2116 lbs. @ 180 mph, with 725 lbs. of drag
2612 lbs. @ 200 mph, with 895 lbs. of drag

Aero. Balance @ 200 mph: 
F: 627 lbs. (24%) 
R: 1985 lbs.

Lift-to-drag ratio: 2.92:1


Increased rear wing angle:

Downforce:

1698 lbs. @ 150 mph, with 565 lbs. of drag
2445 lbs. @ 180 mph, with 813 lbs. of drag
3019 lbs. @ 200 mph, with 1004 lbs. of drag

Aero. Balance @ 200 mph: 
F: 664 lbs. (22%) 
R: 2355 lbs.

Lift-to-drag ratio: 3.01:1


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