Vanaf 2006 schrijven we al over de DiMora Natalia, een superluxe sedan met 14.0 liter V16 en een vermogen van 1.200 pk.
Het eerste prototype schijnt gepland te staan voor eind dit jaar, maar ik betwijfel het. Ondertussen blijft het bedrijf berichten de wereld in sturen over diverse partnerships waardoor het lijkt alsof DiMora een persbureau is gestart. Afgelopen week mochten we vernemen dat men nu bezig is met computational fluid dynamics met betrekking tot de aerodynamic development, het is dat je het weet.
PS: De prijs voor deze exclusieve sedan is 2 miljoen dollar (”the world’s first $2 million production automobile”). Maar voor dat geld heb je wel ruim tweemaal zoveel ruimte als in een Veyron, plus 200 extra paardjes.
Aligned CAE LLC announced today that it will provide Aerodynamic Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations for the Natalia SLS 2 sport luxury sedan. It joins the growing list of Technology Partners engaged in developing this futuristic, $2 million production automobile from DiMora Motorcar.
“Our designers and engineers have been conducting airflow modeling and analysis of the Natalia from the start of this project,” noted DiMora Motorcar founder Alfred DiMora. “We have sought to maximize the aerodynamic downforce for better traction of our extremely lightweight D-Tek chassis and body made from lava rock, while minimizing drag to increase speed, without compromising the esthetic appearance of the vehicle. Now it is time to optimize such details as the precise separation of the front and rear doors to minimize the wind noise our passengers will hear at 245 miles per hour. The best company to do that analysis is Aligned CAE.”
According to Richard Hoyle, Founder of Aligned CAE, “The use of computational fluid dynamics in aerodynamic development is critical to efficient design. Our tools and methodologies provide in-depth visualizations of the aerodynamic properties of vehicles, giving designers and engineers critical input and insight during the design and development process.”
DiMora Motorcar Corporate Aerodynamicist Paul T. Glessner remarked that “CFD has come a long way in recent years with the addition of optimization. Race-winning vehicle designs developed in the virtual world of the computer using CFD have gone straight to the track–or the Autobahn–without ever needing to visit a wind tunnel. CFD is a much-needed arrow in the quiver when analyzing engine cooling, interior ventilation, exterior noise, and the more obvious factors of drag and downforce. By building upon Aligned CAE’s engineering insights, we know we will get the Natalia SLS 2 into the winner’s circle.”
“The aerodynamic design of the Natalia SLS 2 is critical to achieving our objectives in terms of performance and comfort, to provide both speed and luxury for our passengers,” added DiMora. “Aligned CAE combines the best computational tools with the finest engineering expertise to produce the final design that will set the Natalia apart from all other luxury automobiles. In building this engineering showcase, we have access to the best technology on Earth, and once again, it’s right here in the USA.”
Natalia SLS 2 sport luxury sedan
About Aligned CAE
Based in Clarkston, Michigan, Aligned CAE LLC is a premier supplier of advanced Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) services. Aligned CAE’s mission is to provide world class CAE services to industry while being aligned with each client’s unique requirements. Aligned CAE is committed to complete customer satisfaction from proposal creation through project execution. Our broad range of services, available tools, and innovative CAE methodologies are tailored to help our clients succeed in today’s competitive marketplace. For more information about how Aligned CAE can support your CAE requirements, please visit www.alignedcae.com.
About DiMora Motorcar
Based in Palm Springs, California, DiMora Motorcar crafts automobiles designed to exceed expectations for safety, performance, technology, ecology, beauty, comfort, and luxury. We are the first to reveal the design, production, and testing of our automobiles via the Internet so that people around the world can learn about–and participate in–the process.
The founder, CEO, and driving force behind DiMora Motorcar, Alfred DiMora, produced two of America’s finest luxury automobiles, the Clenet (as owner) and the Sceptre (as co-founder). When President Reagan declared 1986 the Centennial Year of the Gasoline-Powered Automobile, Mr. DiMora’s Clenet was selected as the Official Centennial Car. As a result, he and the Clenet were honored at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Michigan. He also founded Starbridge Systems, Inc., where he developed the FPGA supercomputer. Using his technological and automotive backgrounds, Alfred DiMora blends the two worlds together to create this new experience in automotive history, the Natalia SLS 2. For more information about our products and how your company can become a Technology Partner of DiMora Motorcar, please visit www.dimoramotorcar.com.