You might have seen this image already – on Creation Autosportif’s
as the DBA4 03S (and other names), it is now the CA06/H –
this hybrid version the result of many weeks of design and wind
tunnel work by Creation themselves and by Kieron Salter at KWM.
The CA06/H has
also been reworked to accommodate Engine Developments’ GV5
V10, the revised, lighter engine for 2006. The 03S was powered by
the Judd 3.4 V8.
The major changes
the stepped splitter
angled under floor (not apparent in this illustration, below)
regulation under floor plank
symmetrical twin secondary roll over structure
smaller rear wing profile endplates
shorter rear overhang
new suspension (due to tunnel configuration).
has always maintained its intention to Hybrid its DBA and look at
this as a two part project,” comments Team Principal Ian Bickerton.
“With the aid of KWM and (aerodynamicist) Ben Wood, we have
now realised part one of the programme. The second part will follow
to shake the car down at a British circuit on March 9, with a further
two days of testing, probably at Magny-Cours, before the official
LMS test at Paul Ricard at the end of March. The new spec 5-litre
Judd engine has completed over 3000 kms on the dyno now, and looks
Kieron Salter was not only involved with the original Reynard design,
but also created the aerodynamic updates that appeared on the car
for 2005, and was responsible for the design changes that allowed
the replacement of the original Zytek engine with the Judd 3.4.
collaboration to design and build the CA06/H has been made possible
by our extended relationship with the team and the race car itself,”
commented Kieron Salter. “This design has proved time and
again to be one of the fastest available in its category, with a
string of results to
prove it. We expect the new CA06/H to do the same, and look forward
to continuing our work with Creation on the second part of the evolution
process which will be compliance with the new ACO LMP1 regulations."