LoveFab Enviate Racing Car Project


The LoveFab Enviate is a racing car built by the LoveFab Race Team, competing for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event.

The use of NSX components and a V8 engine was the inspiration for the name.

The name Enviate was formed with modified pronunciations of the letters N and V, and the number 8. V and 8 come from the V8 engine, whlist the N is from the NSX. All three create the pronunciations en, vee, and eit, which are then loosely modified to create the name.

In 2013, the car was unveiled, and was known as Enviate v1.0. The car was originally created using first generation Honda NSX components, and had an LS-based 4.8-liter dry-sump-lubricated V8 with Garrett twin-turbochargers, which produced approximately 1,000 hp (746 kW; 1,014 PS). The car's body was built with NSX components and lightweight material. No other information is known about the kit car.

The car went through extensive testing, until it was ultimately ended after a crash that occurred in the same year.

A new car was in development after the original Enviate's crash, called the Enviate v2.0. This car, using the same 4.8-liter twin-turbocharged LS V8, produces more than the original car, with over 1,200 hp (895 kW; 1,217 PS) and 1,000 lb⋅ft (1,356 N⋅m). The car also received a drastic body design change, now with a single seat cockpit, and more aggressive front and rear ends. Components are completely new for this generation, with the only NSX component being the rims. The weight stands at approximately 816.5 kg (1,800 lb). The car's power is driven by a Porsche H-type gearbox. Suspension is a double A-armed, pushrod suspension.

The aerodynamic changes helps the car reach 3,000 kg (6,614 lb) of downforce at 100 mph (161 km/h) and 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) of downforce at 150 mph (241 km/h). The car's downforce is the second highest ever made for a racing car, behind the F1-competing Red Bull RB6 race car, in which it made 5,500 kg (12,125 lb) of downforce. The aerodynamic parts were built by an engineer from the Sauber F1 racing team.

The car also uses carbon discs for braking, which is stronger than carbon ceramic brakes.

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LoveFab...
https://www.facebook.com/enviatehyper...
http://www.turnology.com/race-coverag...
http://www.thedrive.com/accelerator/8...

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