2002 Cadillac Northstar LMP02

Images copyright and courtesy Andrew Wong
Text copyright Michael J. Fuller

The LMP02's high downforce bodywork.  A section of the front fender has been dished revealing a hard edge.  This allows for a larger diveplane.  Note the vertical gurney slightly ahead of the wheel well leading edge.  The gurney helps augment wheel well extraction.
The snout-like duct behind the engine plenum is a cooling duct for the pneumatic shifting mechanism.  Note the large rear brake ducts.
Note the additional brake cooling ducts on the high downforce variant. These were first spied at the '02 Washington D.C. ALMS race.  At Mosport (where these images were taken), the front brake ducts were blocked off:

©Copyright 2002, Michael J. Fuller