So, I downloaded a new toy yesterday in the shape of the Sketchup 3D Modelling software, and after using for the work I actually downloaded it for, I decided to have a bit of fun.
My next project is using it to try and mock-up a concept of a 2014 car, using the regs available here.
I haven’t gotten mega far yet, but I thought I’d share this project as I went along.
My first stage was to make a box to fit my car in – I then added wheels. Hopefully from this image you can see the small marker I made at the front center of the box to mark the lower height of next years noses. I also added in the approximate locations of my cars wheels. All the wheels are set to their maximum diameter of 660mm. I doubt the teams will run quite up to that diam, but its a good guide.
I then deepened the wheels to the widths specified by the regs (305-355mm on the fronts, 365-380 on the rears). I settled on fronts=310 and rears=370.
I then added a line from the front nose height indicator to the bottom of the rain light to give me a plane to work from.
So, thats my starting point hopefully you’re interested in seeing where it goes from here!