Our May 2018 issue is on sale now, featuring the new Bentley Continental GT3, F1 cooling concepts, electric TCR, Tyres, Formula Student, Metrology, Pressure rakes and much more.
Inside the May edition:
The beast that is the Bentley Continental GT3 is back and it’s bigger and better than ever. We reveal the concepts behind this new car which has seen upgrades in almost every area. Formula 1’s complex cooling solutions are explained, and we discover the tech behind the first electric TCR car – the SEAT Cupra e-Racer.
Last year, during the 24 hours of Le Mans race week, Dunlop’s tyres endured the equivalent distance of 13 times around the world (525,000km). We went to find out the secrets behind the black art of tyre technology for endurance racing. As the Hartley name continues to impress in the WEC and Formula 1 circles, Brendon’s brother, Nelson Hartley has also been impressing engineers with his bespoke V12 powerplant that he built from scratch.
In our technology section, Optimum G gives us some more Formula Student top tips, Simon McBeath continues his aero study on the Ligier JS P3 and also educates us on Formula 1 pressure rakes. We delve into the world of microns to discover how the latest CMM technology can increase car performance. ChassisSim crunch the numbers on whether an electric Lotus could make a competitive Time Attack car and we find out why the World Champion touring car outfit, Cyan Racing, have yet to announce their racing programme.
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