TEST PARTS FOR BODY PRODUCED

1 2 3 4 Prototype parts were produced for the 11SR body, to test production technologies and quality. One side panel was selected, to be assembled from a number of components.   Each component was produced by means of 3-axis milling of the production mould, and taking a product by means of hand lay-up and […]

11SR RENDERINGS AVAILABLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 The latest renderings from the 3-D model of the Silvermine type 11SR are presented here in wide screen format. The pictures can be downloaded via this link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vjduzz1dy1bttsg/AABakacpgY96E506PBIReqnfa?dl=0 For more information, contact us at info@silvermine.nl

CFD ANALYSIS PERFORMED

A basic Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis has been carried out on the 11SR design. The analysis confirmed the goals of the design, showing a suitable drag coëfficiënt and neutral values of lift/downforce. The distribution of forces between front and rear axle was checked and found to be OK. For more information, contact us at […]

11SR SCALE MODEL PRODUCED

A model of the 11SR body has been produced, with a scale of 1:12. The model has been printed in 3-D, as an exact copy of the design files. The model will be spray painted and will be used for evaluation of the body details. It will also be used to assist in further development […]

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 […]