Lawrence has been hard at work to get started on our front bumper design. This is what he’s done so far. This is not a final design, we are going to keep tweaking the aesthetic, then run it in OpenFoam to get the results, then tweak it a bit more based on our results.
To visually show the strength of Tegris, we decided to shoot it.
So I’ve been travelling the Midwest the past few days to visit some of our manufacturers. First, I went to see our suspension parts being made. They have a large facility with a lot of CNC 3 and 5 axis machines, lathes, mills, benders, water jet, and welding stations. This is only about 1/3 of the whole shop floor.
Since they had a bunch of defense projects laying around, I wasn’t able to take more pictures due to security reasons. Then, I got to catch up with some of my old college friends and was told they were going to a 7 post rig test at ARC, so I watched that as well.
ARC also has a wind tunnel testing facility, but the team I was visiting didn’t have any wind tunnel time booked, so I didn’t get to see that. Because the body panels were off the car and the guts were exposed, I couldn’t get any pictures of the car on the rig. Sorry. It’s been a very enlightening last few days, but I can’t wait to get back home tomorrow.
I stopped by our manufacturer’s shop today and got a short clip of the LCA being milled.
We got our hands on some OEM bumpers and I will begin designing a lip kit shortly and Paul will tweak it based on his CFD results. Lawrence will get started on designing our aero kit shortly, but here is the basic concept
We wanted to create something simple and clean. For BRZ owners, you will be able to retain the DRL (since it’s one of the coolest features). For FR-S owners, you can retrofit BRZ DRLs or use one of the optional covers we will make. The front bumper will cover the bumper beam as well as have a lower, flatter, even chin for a cleaner look
There also be an optional lip as well as splitter available. The pieces will be made of fiberglass, but we may offer a carbon fiber option. We are still working on designing the rear bumper and diffuser concept.