June 19, 2014

Yokomo BD7 2014 aluminium main chassis

Yokomo BD7 2014 aluminium main chassis

After a recent brief introduction Yokomo now have more information about their forthcoming aluminium main chassis for the BD7 touring car available. “I wanted to create an aluminum chassis that would perform excellently on both carpet and asphalt surfaces”, Yukijiro Umino, the chief designer of the BD7 2014, explains. To achieve this the 2.0mm chassis is machined from especial grade 7075 aluminium that, in combination with a new shape, makes for increased overall performance on both asphalt and carpet tracks. The black anodised chassis also features milled edges for looks and smoother cornering. Performance wise the rigidness of the aluminium reduces traction roll on high-grip carpet tracks to allow for more aggressive setups while on asphalt, the chassis’ stiffness contributes to the overall stability, improving the handling characteristics of the car. There is no official release date yet but we understand that the alloy chassis will become available very soon.

Source: Yokomo [teamyokomo.com]


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