Mazda Motorsports Media Day
By Khiem Dinh
Khiem Dinh is an engineer for Honeywell Turbo Technologies at the time of this writing. All statements and opinions expressed by Khiem Dinh are solely those of Khiem Dinh and not reflective of Honeywell Turbo Technologies.
|Front and center was the SKYACTIV-D Mazda6 Grand-Am car. Look beyond it though, and there's some really cool hardware back there.
|How can you not love the Mazda 787 with the 4-rotor? Check out the NACA ducts and air openings feeding heat exchangers down the driver's side of the car.
|A view of the driver's side from the rear shows the exit path of the air going through a heat exchanger.
|A heat exchanger is mounted in the nose of the car with the air going through it being dumped over the top of the car. Dumping the air on the top-side of the car should help reduce front-end lift.
|The right side of the car has some other shenanigans going on with the exhaust exiting the side of the car before the rear wheel.