Its almost Yorkshire
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Tanzania, United Republic
156 Aerodynamic Properties.
I'm planning on joining a club that does Auto-Testing and track days. So I plan over time to tweak the car to get the best out of it. Both the suspension and the body work to improve mechanical and Aero Grip. I'm not looking to do anything radical, but any small change can reap its rewards.
Now I've always been a bit of an Aerodynamic Anorak. I love looking at how F1 and Le Mans cars evolve and change year by year and even race by race over time to get the best out of their aerodynamic properties. I'm intrested to know if there is anywhere, or anyone who can shed some light into the Aero of the 156? For instance how much attention was paid to it during development, whats the drag-coefficient, is it known for lacking rear end grip etc?
Also I've been looking at the GTA style body work, does the GTA front Bumber/Splitter provide greater downforce over the standard front end? I have to change my Bumper anyway due to a rubbish re-spray job a previous owner did, so I'm looking at the GTA one. Side-skirts are also something I'm looking at to try and generate a small Ground-Effect. Would it be best to fit a full on rear-wing style thing, or would a Gurrney Flap style rear spoiler be better?
If anyone has any advice or opinion I think we could get quite a good discussion going on.