Nerd’s Eye View: SEMA 2015 Part I


All you MotoIQ readers are familiar with the PZ Tuning time attack car. It has undergone some upgrades since we last featured it. The car made the trip down from the frigid great white north known as Canada to compete in Super Lap Battle after SEMA. Check out the new ducted hood vent.

Space can get a bit tight on transverse engine setups in FWD cars, so the team had to get a bit creative. The Skunk2 intake manifold takes up a corner of the ducting of the radiator. The car is kept cool by a CSF radiator of course.
More 3D plastic printing used for rapid prototyping on display in the Mishimoto booth.
Sitting over in the Stratasys 3D printing booth was this motorcycle featuring 3D printed bits.
Yes, the fork clamps and upper triple clamp are 3D printed from plastic and strong enough to support the motorcycle (for display purposes at least). You guys know I like functional 3D printed parts as I used them for Project S2000 brake ducts and NACA hood duct.
The other 3D printed part on this motorcycle is the throttle body.

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