Our July 2018 issue is on sale now, featuring the LMP1 engine war, Le Mans, Haas F1, Porsche 908/03, NASCAR, Track characterisation, Shaker rig tech and much more.
Inside the July edition:
This year’s Le Mans issue delves into the untold story of the engineering war behind the four LMP1 privateer engine manufacturers. Ranging from naturally aspirated 4.5L V8s to 3.4L V6 turbos, each engine has its very own design philosophy and Racecar discovers which is best. We also get the latest opinions on what the future regulations hold for these LMP1 powerplants and what this new Equivalence of Technology (EoT) really means for Le Mans.
We look under the covers of the Haas VF-18 to find out if there is more to this racecar and its impressive performance than just being a derivative of Ferrari. Racecar also relives the fascinating story of chassis No.008 Porsche 908/03 which clocked an incredible 13 seasons of top-line competition.
Our technology section includes a guide from OptimumG on how to characterise tracks to optimise your setup, while our monthly Aerobytes column evaluates the aerodynamics of Team Hard’s Volkswagen CC touring car. NASCAR’s director of aerodynamics, simulation and design gives us the inside line on the new Cup and Truck developments and our second feature on shaker rig technology delves into how the virtual side of these remarkable testing platforms works. We also discuss the importance of chassis simulation for race engineers and the FIA shares explains their reasoning behind the 2019 F1 aerodynamic rule changes.
July 2018 issue
Click here for information about our latest subscription offers.
The post July 2018 issue out now! appeared first on Racecar Engineering.