1999-2000 BMW LMR

Images courtesy and copyright Chris Abele and Bradley Knox
Text and images copyright Michael J. Fuller

The single engine intake on the driver's side of the car sprouts out of an indention in the sidepod.  This indention slightly lowers the overall height  of the intake but also effectively raises the intake further away from the top of the sidepod into cleaner air less effected by the boundary layer.
The massive 6.0 liter V12's airbox is tucked in behind the driver thus reducing frontal area.
   A great post race shot.  Here we can see the airflow patterns over the roll hoop and engine cover left by the dirt and grime.  The airflow in this region appears attached to the body work the entire time.

©Copyright 2001, Michael J. Fuller