VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT

  • Division

Ruf CTR 2017 Automotive Engineering

  • Prototype
  • Small Series

For this project, the following tasks have been accomplished:

  • Package Analysis
  • Project Coordination
  • 3D Digitalization and Re-Engineering
  • CAD Development and Design:
    • Carbon Fiber Tub
    • Front- and Rear Subframes in Spaceframe Design
    • Roll-Cage
    • Double-Wishbone Suspension with Horizontal Dampers in Pushrod-Configuration
    • Drive Train & Cooling
    • Exterior
    • Production Molds
  • FEA & CFD
  • Track Simulation
  • Production Coordination

WHICH VEHICLE COMPONENTS OF THE RUF CTR 2017 ARE DEVELOPED BY VELA?

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  • Ruf CTR Chassis
    Ruf CTR Chassis
    Ultra-Light Chassis
    at the Maximum Stiffness
    By the use of ultra-light carbon fiber composite monocoques, to which front- and rear subframes
    in spaceframe design are fastened, the maximal stiffness can be delivered while minimizing the weight.
    By means of FE analysis and simulated crash tests, the durability of chassis components
    is already ensured during the early phases of the project.
  • Ruf CTR Chassis 2017
    Suspension Concept
    from Racing
    Maximum performance and optimal handling is, in this case, guaranteed by means of a double-
    wishbone suspension with horizontal dampers in pushrod-configuration at both the
    front- and rear axles. Thus, “Motorsports Technology for the Road” is not just a set phrase here.
  • Ruf CTR 2017 Drivetrain
    Reconfiguration and Optimization
    of the Drive Train Components
    In order to fit all components, including high-powered engines in limited design spaces,
    intensive package studies are obligatory at the beginning of every project.
    During all development phases, CFD-analyses are utilized with the aim to ensure that the cooling
    is efficient and the engine air intake is optimal.
  • Ruf CTR 2017 Exterior
    Weight-Reduction by
    a Carbon Fiber Exterior
    VELA Performance GmbH is specialized in full-vehicle development following the principle
    of lightweight design. Yet, the conceptualization and development of weight-optimized carbon
    fiber composite chassis for high-performance cars is just part of the full vehicle know-how.
    In the exterior department, the complete development process,
    ranging from concept- to part- and tooling design, can be delivered.

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