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Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:15 am PostPost subject:
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Day 15 - Using the BRZ body design as the basis for Gobstopper III meant the team at AMB Aero already had a very compact and slippery shape to work with from the start. Lending itself nicely to the project's main target of ultra low weight and perfect weight distribution the challenge was then to apply the comprehensive aero package in such a tight and complex chassis.

Some of the events this car will compete in require a body design without overly large protrusions from the main body silhouette so a maximum width of 2m was set to ensure the cars performance would not be restricted by tight and narrow circuits.

The area most difficult to make a reality without compromising the original design was the large rear diffuser and underbody aero tunnel section which is required to navigate a whole host of rear suspension and chassis components!

#RCM #GobstopperIII #AMBaero — with AMB Aero.




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Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:58 pm PostPost subject:
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Day 16 and more of an insight into Gobstopper III’s comprehensive AMB aero package! With a substantial 47% of the total aero effect generated by the front splitter, floor area and rear diffuser its crucial to allow air to move away from the front wheel arch areas to retain the cars aero efficiency.

#RCM #GobstopperIII #AMBaero #Carbon #BRZ #Downforce



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Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:30 pm PostPost subject:
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Day 17 – Careful positioning of the major engine and drivetrain components at the design stage of Gobstopper III was paramount in creating a car with optimised weight distribution. The off centre location of the flat 4 EJ20 engine low down and much closer to the driver almost results in a mid-engine layout which coupled to an advanced 4WD system making it ideal for sprints, hill climbs and Time Attack!

#RCM #GobstopperIII #EJ20 #NoLimits #Subaru #AWD #Gonnabewarminhere



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Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:36 pm PostPost subject:
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I'm loving looking at all the little details.... prob missing so much too!

AWD - what is driving the front wheels, and where? The engine is now so far back and to side (gearbox looks to go literally where drivers elbow will be)... must be like an R32 GTR sys with a front diff driven by shaft from transfer box on gearbox. Cant see them going same route as AndyF with chains
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Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:10 am PostPost subject:
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Day 18 – Gobstopper III Mission Control! From behind the carbon Reverie steering wheel and Motec C187 dash the driver has easy access to x7 12 position trim switches which allow for extensive adjustment over various aspects of the cars setup. This means the driver can quickly dial the car in to any type of circuit, weather or grip level possible!

Mounted atop the engine and transmission covers which form part of the partition protecting the driver from any potential mechanical failure the dash panel allows the driver to fine tune the following parameters:-

Anti-Lag, Engine Calibration, Traction control, Launch control, Centre Diff, Boost, ABS

A carbon Kevlar hybrid composite material was chosen for the interior panels as it combines the high strength and stiffness of carbon with the high impact resistance of Kevlar.

#RCM #GobstopperIII #CarbonKevlar #Reverie #Missioncontrol




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Day 19 –Touchdown! At a whopping 2 metres in width Gobstopper III’s triple element carbon fibre rear wing is the highest downforce spec available from British race car constructor DJ Racecars.

The wing working in conjunction with the front splitter, flat floor and rear diffuser make up an aero package which produces a CFD estimated 2200kg of downforce at 160mph!

#RCM #GobstopperIII #DJRacecars #Downforce #AMBAero #SubaruBRZ — with DJ Racecars and AMB Aero.




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Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:30 am PostPost subject:
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Day 20 – Final assembly and one of the last photos of Gobstopper III before finally being dressed in its carbon fibre bodywork!

Every material specified and component used in the Gobstopper III project is designed for pure uncompromising performance focusing on a targeted power to weight ratio which should see a marked improvement over existing lap times!

With the car due on the scales any day we’ll soon see whether we have achieved our goal!

#RCM #GobstopperIII #RCMPowerParts #Goals #Subaru #BRZ #NoLimits




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Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:40 pm PostPost subject:
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Day 21 - Gobstopper III runs a specially commissioned fixed version of the normally adjustable Alcon GT spec pedal box. With the driver heel plate removed the clever modular design will initially allow us to run with the use of a normal clutch pedal. However in the future using the Alcon system means this can be easily removed when the car switches to a two pedal auto clutch system similar to those used in championship winning GT3 cars.

#RCM #GobstopperIII #Alcon #BoschMotorsport #Pedaltothemetal #Britishbuilt — with Alcon Specialist Brakes & Clutches.



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Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:20 am PostPost subject:
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Day 22 - Smaller, lighter and more aerodynamic than ever before there’s one feature that will remain constant for Gobstopper III and that’s the simple yet distinctive Subaru Pure White paintwork expertly applied by Normandale Specialist Paint Spraying in Daventry.

Carbon and White certainly appears to be a winning combination!

#RCM #GobstopperIII #51E #Subaru #BlackandWhite #NormandalePaint




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Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:51 am PostPost subject:
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Day 23 – Neatly packaged in its own carbon fibre case and positioned on the left hand side of the car to further aid handling by offsetting the drivers weight sits Gobstopper III’s custom made Kevlar fuel cell.

Holding 22L of race fuel the flexible crash resistant cell is designed and engineered to meet the highest safety standards by UK based motorsport fuel system specialist Premier Fuel Systems. From here the fuel is fed to the rails via a Protec Cobra pump and finally x4 1400cc ASNU high flow injectors supply the 900bhp EJ20’s thirst for VP Import!

#RCM #GobstopperIII #PremierFuelSystems #Kevlar #FIA #Protec #VPImport — with Premier Fuel Systems.




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Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:19 am PostPost subject:
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Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from team RCM to all of our customers! Thanks for all your amazing support this year! We look forward to unleashing Gobstopper III when testing starts in March. See you all in 2020! 💪💪🏁🏁

#RCM #GobstopperIII #ReadytoRace #BRZ #EJ20



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Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:08 pm PostPost subject:
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For those not aware Time Attack UK now has a prototype class so anything's allowed (doesn't even need to resemble a production car).

I'm taking part for a bit of non-contact track time this year. If anyone enters a serious prototype that'd be good to see (would wipe the floor with the others though).

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Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:07 am PostPost subject:
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For those not aware Time Attack UK now has a prototype class so anything's allowed (doesn't even need to resemble a production car).

I'm taking part for a bit of non-contact track time this year. If anyone enters a serious prototype that'd be good to see (would wipe the floor with the others though).

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Had a quick squint at the regs for this, as I was thinking it'd be interesting to see some of the hillclimb single seaters up against the typical high end TA style cars, but it says the Prototype class requires working lights.
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Yeah unfortunately that's correct, not a massive problem for prototypes though. Open wheeled cars aren't allowed regardless however.

I see SLS are allowing slicks now, wish I'd known before I signed up for Time Attack!

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