Honda debuted the “Super Speedway” aero kit of aerodynamic upgrades and components its teams will use at this year’s 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
The Honda Super Speedway Aero Kit, produced by Honda Performance Development, Honda’s racing arm in North America, includes a variety of individual aerodynamic components fitted to the existing Honda-powered Dallara Indy car chassis.
Utilizing the latest in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology, then validated using Driver-In-Loop (DIL) Simulators developed Honda’s Indy car aero kits.
Full-scale wind tunnel testing was used to confirm actual aerodynamic performance characteristics and create aero maps to be used during on-track testing.
Final proof-of-concept correlation then took place with on-track testing prior to the start of production earlier this year.