Team RLR specialise in the preparation of modern and historic sportscars and single seater race cars. From our specialist workshop facilities we offer the following services:
• Full car rebuilds and restorations
• Preparation for track days and racing
• Race weekend support
• Racing car development
• Servicing and modification of high performance and classic road cars
We can advise on safety equipment or upgrade your car to competition specification. We can provide troubleshooting and preventative maintenance which allows you to enjoy a full season of racing with reliability.
We have a number of ways to run diagnostics on vehicles.
• To calculate the output at the wheels of any vehicle, we use a 2 wheel rolling road.
• We calculate the engine output and torque using a 1,000hp engine dyno.
• Adams software is used by our engineers to assess the dynamics of moving components; the loads and forces in the mechanical systems. This software simulates the vehicle dynamics under any conditions that are, including (among others) the correct damping and suspension set up for that vehicle. Using this software enables us to detect any faults and make the necessary changes to get the vehicle fit for racing.
• We carry out testing and matching on shock absorbers. We use a damper dyno allowing us to determine valving, stroke and any changes to the basic damper specification.
• RLR MSport assist in Chassis design and component design made to exact client requirements.
• We can identify electrical faults using Oscilloscope from the market leader Pico which is a complete test and measurement software.
• We have a quarter scale wind tunnel capabilities and testing to predict the aerodynamic performance of different vehicle components and shapes.
• Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) as a branch of fluid mechanics using numerical methods and algorithms to solve and analyse problems with fluid flows. We carry out this analysis using Ansys fluid dynamics software. We will test anything from vehicle bodywork to the internal flow of fluids such as exhaust gases.
• Finite Element Analysis (FEA) using Ansys software is carried out to predict how a component will react to real-world forces, vibration, heat, fluid flow and other physical effects. We test the strength of a component to exact failure, tensile strength failure, torsion testing and also non destructive testing to show the stress and fatigue.