Making the 911 RSR: part 2
Reflecting on its first season in international GT racing, we’ve gathered some fascinating facts and improbable figures behind our mid-engine marvel
Early development of the new 911 RSR’s aerodynamics took place on screen via Computational Fluid Dynamics. Promising concepts were then tested in a model wind tunnel, in real airflow.
Some 80 per cent of the car’s aero was completed at his stage, with only the final 20 per cent ticked off in the full scale Weissach wind tunnel on its vast rolling belts. This can simulate real racetracks almost identically for surprisingly accurate lap times.