Sebring, the entire bodywork had been redesigned, though the general
architecture was still the same; front mounted water radiator with
oil and turbo intercoolers. It's our understanding that by this time
the original designer of the R8R had left the project and aerodynamics
and chassis design had been taken over by Michael Pfadenhauer and
Wolfgang Appel respectively.
management had been reconsidered in many key areas. The rear end was completely redesigned with the introduction of
the longtail bodywork. This allowed for a longer diffuser as
regulations stated that the bodywork had to mask the
in order to lengthen the diffuser the bodywork had to follow.
air flow management out of the front wheel well was also
Turbo induction was via the larger NACA duct in the top surface of the
side pod (just ahead of the rear wheel); the smaller NACA duct provided
air to the brake ducts.
testing imagery shows experimentation with turbo intakes which would
show up on the Le Mans car.