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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    Bump.
     
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    No offence but somehow I think you're looking for the wrong thing to do with a Challenger.

    Our car is not designed as a sportscar and even though it has 707hp and can do close to 200mph that's not what's it's best at.

    If you are seriously looking for high speed potential you'll need to look at something that has a much different sports- or supercar base.

    Just some shared thoughts... ;)
     

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