Behind the scenes of a Reiter Young Stars teamThe KTM X-Bow GT4 is a pure-bred race car, from a company whose mantra is ‘Ready To Race’. Having proved its competitiveness with a world-renowned range of bikes that have won motorsport competitions the world over, most notably winning the Dakar Rally 16 consecutive times, KTM ventured into 4-wheel racing with the X-Bow.
The diagram above shows the design of a bluff body with a hand sketch of the vortices that roll up along the lower edges (next to the ground). A number of universities have conducted fundamental research, which reveals some of the secrets. I have been a visiting professor at Southampton University for many years so I will use public domain publications from their work to illustrate my explanation.
I’d like this to be a simple guide to improving some parts of your race car wherever you need to provide passively induced “forced” airflow. Aerodynamicists learn all about the theory and that’s useful for sure and important when pushing the boundaries of the possible, but not vital if you have a slightly less advanced airflow related job to do. I hope that this can give you a head start without needing years of study.
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