SECOND TRACK TEST OF PROTOTYPE

After the latest updates, the prototype has been track tested again on a former airbase. A large number of “laps” were made, to test the durability of components and systems. Also a number of brake tests were performed, as well as dynamic behaviour in corners. Still without a proper body, the car proved to be […]

WHEEL ARCHES INSTALLED

Wheel arches have been installed on the chassis, as part of the body structure (under development). Each wheel arch consists of a lower part with fixed mounting to the chassis, and an upper part that will be integrated in the hinged front and rear body sections. The upper parts are temporarily fixed to the lower […]

LIGHTING UNITS INSTALLED

Temporary lighting units have been installed, in preparation for the upcoming driving tests. The front lighting units contain low and high beam driving lights, and direction indicators. The rear driving lights contain tail and stop lights, and direction indicators. The front and rear units will be eventually integrated with the car’s body. For more information, […]

SCALE MODEL PRODUCED FOR EVALUATION

A scale model of the car’s body has been printed in 3-D, for evaluation of the first design phase. New ideas will be implemented in the design, and a second model of the body will be generated. For more information, contact us at info@silvermine.nl  

FIRST TRACK TEST OF PROTOTYPE CAR

The prototype has been track tested on a former airbase, by a racing driver. The car was fast “out of the box”, and proved to be reliable, consistent and manageable. The car’s dynamic behaviour was observed in dry as well as in wet conditions. During the test a.o. the dampers were adjusted, the brake balance […]

CAR TESTED ON DYNAMOMETER

The prototype has been tested on a rolling road dynamometer. During the test, the ECU has been re-mapped over the complete speed/power range. The maximum power has been recorded. The inlet geometry valve, Lambda control and idle speed control of the engine were fine-tuned. As a result of the test, the engine fully complies with […]

SCALE MODEL OF BODY READY FOR PRODUCTION

The car’s body has been modelled in 3-D, and a scale model will be made from the production files by means of CNC milling. For more information, contact us at info@silvermine.nl  

ENGINE STARTED

After checking the engine sub-systems like inlet air, exhaust gas, fuel, lubrication oil and cooling water, the engine was started with good results. All engine functions can be followed in real time, by means of signals taken from the ECU. Link to short video of starting engine. For more information, contact us at info@silvermine.nl  

HAND BRAKE SYSTEM FINALIZED

The hand brake has been assembled and mounted in the car. The assembly is made of anodised aluminium and stainless steel components. Heavy duty cables connect the assembly with the two individual brake callipers at the rear wheels. For more information, contact us at info@silvermine.nl

ENGINE TESTS STARTED

For preparation of engine starting tests, oscilloscope readings have been taken of the crankshaft and cam sensors mounted on the engine. The readings show correct behaviour of the sensors, and correct transmission from the sensors to the engine management system (ECU). For more information, contact us at info@silvermine.nl