Tested: 999 Motorsports Supersport Racer!


 Even though I am a lot bigger than Dai, I was very comfortable in the roomy cabin.
This structure in the front of the car is the impact attenuator.  It is made of aluminum honeycomb and it is designed to give a controlled crush on impact to absorb crash forces.  It unbolts from the main structure so it is easily replaceable.  The Supersport has undergone stringent FIA crash testing and is fully FIA certified.  It is likely that a lot of front end damage can be stopped here so even a heavily crashed car can be easily and cheaply repaired.  The whole Supersport concept is built around safety, ease of repair and ease of maintenance.
The nose of the car contains 3 heat exchangers, two for engine coolant and one for the water to air intercooler.  This dual pass unit is for engine coolant.  A dual pass tank configuration improves a heat exchanger's effectiveness 15-20% without increasing its size.
This side had one heat exchanger for the engine coolant and  another for the intercooler water.  Both groups of heat exchangers have electric fans.  The car never got hot enough for the fans to turn on during our test drive!
Large intakes with formed ducts ensure that the heat exchangers receive plenty of airflow.  The car runs cool even in the hottest of days at the track.
The front of the car comes off in seconds with a flip of a few quick release latches.  With the nose off all of the front end components are within easy reach to make working on the car a snap.


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