The back of the car has a huge rear diffuser which is blown by the exhaust. There are also vents to manage the air pumped by the rear tires.
Side vents help reduce pressure in the front wheels and they are blown by the exhaust which helps reinforce a side vortex which helps prevent air from curling under the car. The side sills also help recover some pressure and help downforce a little.
Look at how the taillights pay homage to the GT-R heritage. The rear wing seems like its a little low but so is the roofline. Come on Nissan I hope you have the ball and make this thing. Your image needs it!
Stay tuned, In a few days, we will take you through the rest of the Nissan Crossing and more Tokyo!
Kind of confused by the exhaust situation on that concept car, It clearly has side exhausts, plus a big center exhaust at the back, you said it also has a blown diffuser.
I’m gonna guess that center exhaust at the back is fake, and the “blown diffuser” is the side vortexes from the front exhaust that seal up the diffuser from coanda effect losses.
If this ever goes to any kind of production they would probably move the side exhausts to that big rear exhaust so that you don’t gas yourself at every stoplight. They could bypass to the sidepipes at higher speeds.
It’s the exhaust for the electric motor!
Mike, as a suspension guru, do you have any experience with removing some of the anti-dive geometry a the front to help weight transfer during braking.
I know it’s not feasible on a low car like that concept car but I know it’s a normal mod for gravel/dirt/snow rally cars.
Is it a concept that translates to road cars at all or is the grip of a tarmac surface enough that it would negate any gains from that weight transfer.
Yes I always remove Anti if the rules allow it.
Thanks, dive and squat are much less talked about than other parts of suspension setup and some cases are still a mystery to me like FWD drag cars.
Your “Ultimate Guide To Suspension and Handling” was one of the first things I read when I was just starting to work in cars. It mentions dive and squat in that it makes excessive body roll worse “…The driver feels this as a car that is twitchy and unstable at the limit. Dive and squat when combined with roll can make all of these issues worse.”
Even Herb Adams’s awesome “Chassis Engineering” mentions anti-dive only when talking about how its undesirable for the effect it has on caster. But it does go in depth about anti-squat (those live axle boys sure love anti-squat).
Many years ago I took one of my friends to Manhattan. We planned on eating in China Town (Ajisen ramen the best) But he wanted to go to this mall under the Manhattan bridge.
Apparently you could get the software to play foreign market DVDs and ps1 games (that’s how long ago it was)
Well the mall was nice. But in the bottom bottom story of the mall (in a dark corner) they sold things like those figurines. It was a little creepy. But I did find a Star Blazers model. And Gundam figures. So the creepy had a plus.
I remember he bought about $500 worth of Anime.