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Default APR Racing Aerodynamics @ 949Racing

We have added the APR Racing wings and aerodynamics to the website. After track testing the GTC-200 and GTC-200 wings we came away very impressed with the ease of installation, great fit and most of all, real downforce. The APR wings are the real deal, USA designed and manufactured, CFD optimized airfoil shapes.

The change in handling to a fast track car is astounding. A typical turbo Miata on race tires at the track, will drop several seconds by adding a wing. What was surprising to me was being able to feel the distinct increase in rear grip starting at lower speeds, 50-60mph. Even in mid to low speed areas on the track where without the wing I would have to feather the throttle and tip toe through transitions to keep it stuck, added the wing and I could just drive through with the right foot planted. Above 80mph it was like a different car.

APR's Jeff Lee, a Miata enthusiast, is also working on canards and other Miata specific items. Look for those in the coming months.

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In response to many high horsepower track Miatas wanting even more downforce than the GTC200 can provide, I asked APR to make a Miata specific GTC300 in 61" width for us. One of these will be going onto the OGK when the Rotrex goes in. This GTC300, will make just over twice as much downforce as the GTC200 at 0 degrees. Lift to drag ratio at zero angle of attack (relative to ground plane) is the same as the GTC200. The recent Miata Challenge unlimited winner had a GTC300, the rest of us had GTC200's. For anything under about 170whp, the GTC200 will usually still be the better choice.

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What will you sell us to keep the front end down?
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This is awesome.

I don't want to add a wing, but will surely soon find I need one.

Are they considering a Miata-specific diffuser?
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Originally Posted by Double O 86 View Post
What will you sell us to keep the front end down?
Big air dam and splitter. Canards optional. Front undertray helps too. That's all DIY stuff, I don't offer any of those items.

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Are they considering a Miata-specific diffuser?
Jeff at APR made one for his car but its a one off. No plans for a production piece AFAIK. Difficult to ship, very expensive. Not deep enough in IMO. Its from an FD I think. I'll make my own out of aluminum and ABS sheet.
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This is very very good news. when should the rear wing and canards be available for purchase?

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This is very very good news. when should the rear wing and canards be available for purchase? Im in line already
To be clear, only the rear wing is being made and its in stock. Air dam, splitter, canards , you're on your own.
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Would I stay balanced at speed with a garage vary front lip and a gtc200? I have ~ 4" clearance under the lip and I am making 250whp...wondering if I need a splitter/under tray
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Would I stay balanced at speed with a garage vary front lip and a gtc200? I have ~ 4" clearance under the lip and I am making 250whp...wondering if I need a splitter/under tray
Too many variables to answer with any certainty. The wing is adjustable. Ride height, suspension set up, weight distribution etc. Try it without the splitter first. You want an undertray regardless.
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I'm wondering if I should get the Miata or universal version of the wing.

I saw some installs with brackets on Miata quarter/trunk opening to avoid putting the wing on the trunk directly.

So 40'' span vs 42,5'' between mounting points.
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