Lotus T127 Cosworth

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Post Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:03 pm

I have no idea what it will be called. Anyway, here are some wind tunnel model photos.

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And the press release to match:
http://lotusf1team.com/downloads/LOTUS_ ... TUNNEL.pdf

So, what do we think about this?
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imightbewrong
 
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Post Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:19 pm

Well it's just a basic car, very un-developed. Looks to be helping them investigate the Toyota nose profile, Williams undernose splitter and I expect the diffuser concepts.

So early doors that it's not going to be anything like that when it's done.

I am surprised that they haven't gone straight for the Brawn sidepod solution...as I believe it is the best for getting air to the rear end...

However it's a good solid start, though I would bet they have bought IP from someone like Lola in addition to working with Fondtech...
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axle
 
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Post Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:56 pm

yip just a play thing to get data.
does the under tray look massive to anyone?


does anyone know where you start with the aero from scratch?
do you start at the front wing and work back?
I suppose you look at your main features, DD etc
but as everything has to work well together it must be hell starting from scratch!
bjpower
 
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Post Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:57 pm

from now on everything starts at the DDD
ISLAMATRON
 
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Post Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:15 pm

ISLAMATRON wrote:from now on everything starts at the DDD


Hence the photo's are of the front... ;)
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axle
 
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Post Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:39 pm

Id recon that the 2 main areas to be looked at first will be the front wing/nose area and the DDD aera, get the front right to get the DDD right, all else will follow.

But its just a general play thing for datas sakes.
ESPImperium
 
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Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Post Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:50 pm

Is it just me, or in the second picture to the rear suspension components looks quite high?
Callum
 
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Post Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:57 pm

Callum wrote:Is it just me, or in the second picture to the rear suspension components looks quite high?


Room for the DDD? ;)
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Scotracer
 
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Post Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:39 pm

It would be great if one of the new teams published a step-by-step run down of their car from conception to track. I know USF1 have released a few little bits and Lotus have shown us their basic concept. Unfortunatly secrecy in F1 means this will never happen.

I'd imagine, the basic packaging of components e.g. engine/fuel tank and driver probably come first, especially if the engine is from a third party (Cosworth). Then, front wing/nose and DDD probably take priority as they can produce a lot of downforce and in the case of the front wing, have a large influence downstream, and the in the case of the DDD, require good integration and design upstream.

From there on I imagine its form following function and detailing.

I've been having a go at designing something in Google Sketchup and its pretty much DDD and nose/front wing which takes up the most time.
deus1066
 
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Post Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:45 pm

imightbewrong wrote:I have no idea what it will be called.


Lotus 122? Or 129? Depending on the point they'll choose to start counting again, based on the list here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_Cars
smirkoff
 
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Post Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:34 pm

:) it wont be like that for melbourne..haha..
LotusF1
 
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Post Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:00 pm

Funny shop in the background.
kNt
 
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Post Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:55 pm

LotusF1 wrote::) it wont be like that for melbourne..haha..


Indeed, for 1 it will be a lot bigger ;)
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axle
 
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Post Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:38 pm

smirkoff wrote:
imightbewrong wrote:I have no idea what it will be called.


Lotus 122? Or 129? Depending on the point they'll choose to start counting again, based on the list here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_Cars


My idea is probably gonna be the 210, as its gonna be the car that is raced in 2010, ditch the first zero and theres youre number, the Lotus F1 210.
ESPImperium
 
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Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Post Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:14 pm

I find it funny that they have the front wheels/tires on backwards ;)
majicmeow
 
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