Under the leadership of CEO Ferris Rezvani, Tim Gibson joins the RAD team to design advanced aerodynamics for the Rezvani Automotive Designs Beastâ„˘ supercar.
Online PR News – 30-January-2015 – Santa Ana, CA – Santa Ana, CA, January 28, 2015 - Aerodynamics expert Tim Gibson joins the RAD (Rezvani Automotive Designs) team and assists in development of a new Advanced Airflow system to the production version of BEASTâ„˘ supercar.
Under the leadership of CEO Ferris Rezvani As a world-renowned aerodynamics expert, Tim brings with him years of industry knowledge and experience. Partly responsible for developing the 424-mph record-breaking Challenger 2, Tim also previously worked with Joe Gibbs Racing and John Force Racing in the development of stock cars.
New Advanced Airflow Technology
With Timâ€™s expertise, RAD engineers have taken â€śform follows functionâ€ť to a whole new level. At the front, BEAST is three inches lower than it is at the back. That and the addition of a front carbon fiber splitter allows air to channel throughout the entire body, creating a suction effect.
Additional vents behind the front and rear wheels prevent high pressure from congregating beneath the vehicle, keeping downforce at a maximum. And a flat, full carbon fiber underbody allows air to travel smoothly underneath the vehicle at high speeds.
New air tunnels also run from the front air dams, through the inside of the door panels, and out the back vents, allowing high pressure to escape from the radiator and intercoolers.
â€śThese new features give the BEAST even more downforce than anticipated with the original concept,â€ť says CEO Ferris Rezvani. â€śWe need the car to be as streamlined as possible in order to handle all that power."
â€śBy adding this new airflow feature, and more external vents on the rear, weâ€™re able to achieve a huge amount of downforce,â€ť says aerodynamics expert Tim Gibson.
Ferris Rezvani's plans for the Beastâ„˘ supercar was that of light, ultra fast and affordable.
are designed to be extreme with no compromise. When designing the Beast Supercar CEO Ferris Rezvani sought out some of the best aerodynamics experts in the industry. "I loved Tim Gibson's work with Danny Thomson's Challenger 2 world speed record setting car" Ferris Rezvani said. The Challenger 2 reached a speed of 424 MPH.
We started with having Tim Gibson work with our designer, Samir Sadikhov at every step of the design and provide feedback on how to maximize aerodynamics given his extensive experience in wind tunnels. Fluid dynamics is very similar to air so we then moved to using simulation software for fluid dynamics such as water. Water simulations are actually very helpful because they have the same properties as air but move much slower so it's easier to visualize.
The do's and don't of supercar aerodynamics
Aerodynamic features that help:
Air should be moved around the car rather than through the body where possible.
Move air smoothly to prevent turbulence
Create a flat underside of the car with using panels to provide air a smooth surface. this prevents turbulence and lift under the car and provides a "suction" affect for downforce
The front of the car should be slightly lower and closer to the road than that rear. this causes a suction affect in the front for downforce
Add rear diffuser which increases bottom surface area and therefor causes downforce
The rear of the car is a low pressure area. adding open ventilation to the area causes hot air to be sucked out to the low pressure side of the car
Front lower spoiler well ahead of the front lip of the car will cause air to be lifted from the front and over the hood rather than being
Aerodynamic features to avoid
avoid lots of air intakes which ultimately act as parachutes
avoid having turbulent and exposed underside of the car
avoid areas of the design which trap air
Aerodynamics built into the Beast supercar by RAD
Some aerodynamic features that were included in the Rezvani Automotive Designs Beast supercar are shown in the following diagram located here
Step by Step path of the airflow of the Beast supercar by RAD and key features
As the air hits the front area of the Beast, the lower front diffusers push air up and over the hood, the front lower spoiler is positioned far ahead of the nose to push air up and over.
Air entering a 3 inch by 20 inch frontal area is directed to the radiator for cooling
Incoming air into the right and left front intakes of the RAD Beast is directed to sides for exit
Air from the radiator exits one of two places 1) via the top scoops near the shocks and 2) along tunnels running throughout the entire car which are pulled out the back of the car through the low pressure zone
Air channels behind the front wheels allow high pressure air to exit efficiently that than going underneath the car.
Open areas behind the rear wheels also allow high pressure air behind the rear wheels to exit
The entire underside of the RAD Beast is flat, eliminating turbulence and increasing downforce.
RAD BEASTâ„˘ supercar will be hitting the streets in Spring of 2015.
Rezvani Automotive Designs
Santa Ana, California USA 92705