Fabcar Daytona Prototype completes aero tests

US constructor Fabcar Engineering has completed the aerodynamic fine-tuning of its new Daytona Prototype in the full-size Lockheed wind tunnel. The facility in Marietta, GA, has a 9000hp, 35ft diameter fan capable of generating air speeds of 200mph. The company has now completed the technical specification of the Porsche powered racecar for its debut in next month's Rolex 24 at Daytona. The final engine specification has the 3.6-litre flat-six developing 470bhp at 8500rpm

Fabcar Daytona Prototype completes aero tests

Alwin Springer, president of Porsche Motorsport North America, commented: "Fabcar and Dave Klym have done a great job developing a fast and reliable chassis for this new Grand American Road Racing class, and we're pleased to be involved as an engine builder. The Fabcar Porsche will not have the most power of the new cars which will compete at the Rolex 24, but our engine has won every 24 Hours of Daytona it has contested."

Run by Brumos Racing, the Fabcar was the fastest of the three Daytona Prototypes that tested at Daytona over the weekend.

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