Racing Lada Concept Evo 2.0
Hello everyone. First of all, Happy new year! I hope you had a good Christmas holiday.
It’s been a while since the last time I posted here. But today I have something special to share with you. Finally finished my second Lada concept I mentioned quite a long time ago. I’m really excited about this one, because I’m very pleased with the result. Once again it’s just a simple sketches without any digital enhancements or colors. It would be awesome to make a 3d model of this design. A real world example would be even greater. But this is the only way I can express my ideas at the moment. So I present to you Racing Lada Concept Evo 2.0.
Let’s begin with the front of the car. Most of inspiration came from the current time attack movement. The main idea is about going as fast as possible without affecting too much the original appearance of the car. So the car still has its angles. But every single panel is modified. As the original headlights are flat and takes big amount of space at the front, they would create a lot of air resistance. So the headlights had to be modified too. The solution came into my mind after observing some transportation trucks on the roads as they had these parts on the front corners of the cabin that directs air flow from the front of the truck to the sides. So in my Lada design the holes on the sides of both headlights are connected to the holes on the side panels. At speed they should suck the air from the headlights to the sides of the car improving aerodynamics of the car. The same idea goes to the holes on the sides of upper section of the front bumper. Two little middle holes on the bumper’s upper section give a more aggressive feel to the car. But as everything else, these are not just for the looks, as these holes should give more air for the engine and the cooling system. The hole on the bonnet helps releasing the heat from the engine bay. The middle of the bonnet is reshaped to give it more unique appearance and a bit less air resistance. The front splitter is pretty much straight forward, except maby for the vertical side parts. It reminds me the front diffuser of the F1 cars in some sense. You can’t really see from the picture, but the lower part of the bumper should be more round than the other parts of the front area. There isn’t much space at the bottom of the bumper to create suction holes, so I decided that round shape shouldn’t affect much the original angles of the car and should produce better aero dynamical efficiency. Near the center lower hole there are two smaller holes designed for the brake cooling.
From the side you can have a better view of the side holes from the bumper and headlights. You can see the side pieces of the front diffuser too. The overfenders are smoothly round, completely covering wheels from the front air flow but allowing air to escape from the back of the wheels and the wheel wells. Behind the front wheel under the end of overfender, there is no corner. The side panel in this area is roundly shaped and connected to the wheel well. The rear overfender is connected to the rear bumper, which gradually narrows to the back of the car. The side skirts aren’t sticking out, they smoothly go down with the entire side of the car. The rear bumper ends at quite high point compared to the whole line of the car. Under the rear bumper there is nothing except for the rear diffuser.
The rear of the car is all business. The diffuser is made from two parts. The higher part is connected to the underside of the whole car, so it isn’t deigned to be adjusted. There are vortex generators attached to the sides of the upper diffuser. The lower diffuser is like a wing. It isn’t connected to the underside of the car and it should be adjustable. There are two holes on the bumper so that the air from the rear wheel wells could go out more freely. The middle hole between the bumper and diffuser could be used to ventilate rear differential. On the other thought this is good place for a f1 style hazard light. The rear wing is similar to the GT-wing but with custom sides that have small wings at the bottom. The rear is finished with custom brake lights.
This design is much more extreme than the previous version. First version of my Racing Lada Concept was more street oriented racer. The Evo 2.0 is a race track oriented weapon designed to chase much higher class competitors.