Aerodynamics For High Speeds

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  1. VanishingPoint

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    Anyone have any experience or suggestions for cleaning up the air around the nose/radiator for high speed sanctioned runs?

    I am thinking the painters tape, yes-but a solid piece to help close off part of the snout as the engine and radiator get a tremendous amount of air already over 80, and an obscene amount above that.

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    Did you ever get an answer?
     
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    Aerodynamics .... You mean like this?

    Not exactly tape. But my question would be, if you did cover the front end/grill of your Hellcat with this type of Daytona "nose cone," won't that cut the airflow needed to keep the supercharged engine from overheating , especially in hot-weather temps?

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    I'd be worried about lift being generated from the air going under that nose cone. Great looking customized car. where did you find it?
     
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    On the lift from the cone, I'm pretty sure that's what that trunk tail is supposed to counter act. Found this "new" 2015 Chally with the "Daytona Package" on a dealer's lot in Michigan. They did a run of these throw-back Challys in various colors. I believe all them were manual 6-speeds with a 5.7L V8. I'll try to find the link ...
     
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    To couter the lift in the front you would have to create lift in the back. Neither sounds good to me. Think of it as a seesaw and the wheels are the fulcrum.
     
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    Looks like it might lessen drag but lift does look like it might be a concern. Maybe a splitter, a few canards and the Hellcat hood to get the underhood air out.
     
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    Yes but 60K for an R/T.
     
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    That part is right. Was talking with the Vette boys about the $3000+ back spoiler they can use. They said it is a must to equal with an appropriate front unit ...if you want to steer at high speed anyway. ;)
     
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