AMR-1's front end is dominated by its very large carbon fiber nose box.
Large carbon fiber brake intakes, flanking the nose box, direct
cooling air into the brake and upright assembly via traditional orange wire
of the front wheels the AMR-1 had diffuser kick ups which, most
interestingly, were hinged for adjustment utilizing a piano hinge. Note the adjustment holes and pin.|
|The direct acting spring/damper.|
interesting detail is the front wheel well evacuation, notice how the
well exit is completely opened up to allow the high pressure air an
of escape. The leading edge of the side pod is coke-bottled going
forward so as to impeded the air exiting the front fender area as
little as possible.
primary inlet for the oil coolers is located just behind the door.
This directly feeds the oil cooler.
There is also a secondary duct in the very leading edge of the side pod
which augments the cooling for the engine bay
oil cooler by grabbing the exhausted flow from the front wheel well
exit. You get a better idea of the aggressive reverse
coke-bottling utilized to help ease and organize the airflow coming out
of the front wheel arch area. This seemingly small detail was
many years ahead of its time.