Very special Carbon Time Attack GT-R, built in Russia by Tudor Motorsport. Tuned by Linney on EcuTek RaceROM.
“We did our first shake down testing last Friday (20.06.14) and from now on we shift from build phase into testing/development phase.
While it wasn’t a performance oriented test but rather shake down/system check testing – it was still a great deal of fun. Car is an absolute blast to drive and there’s huge potential. Time will tell if will be able to realize it but we’ll do our best within available resources.
Some minor teething problems showed up and that’s to be expected with such a complex car. Our engine cooling package worked flawlessly with temperatures (according to logged data) never exceeding 197F (92C) but engine oil cooling needs a bit more attention and we’re working on it. Tranny cooling package wasn’t ready at that point (being installed today) and as usual (at list it was usual for this particular car before we got to work on it) tranny was a bit on the hot side. Next testing session we aim to test our tranny and engine oil cooling solutions – fingers crossed.
We discovered that front edge of bonnet needs stiffening – it was rising a bit at speed. Already fixed it by adding sandwich stiffeners to the underside. Now it’s rock solid but became heavier by 320g
Aero worked great – in faster corners car was on rails but even in slower 2nd gear corners it was helping great deal. There’s still lots of work to be done on aero mapping and finding sweet spot in terms of ride heights etc., but it’s already evident that overall concept is working as expected.
We look forward to next testing date that should still be aimed at reliability testing and after that we should start working on performance side. First gathering data/learning the car and than steadily working on maximizing it’s performance.
With all our effort and dedication it would be impossible to do anything without support of – EcuTek and our technical partner Ben Linney from Linney Tuning It was a great joy working with Ecu teck and Ben is already famous in GT-R world for his expertise in engine tuning. All I can add is that I’m extremely excited and looking forward to move into testing/development stage with full support from Ben Linney and EcuTek.
We’re up for a great start of extremely exciting journey