July 15, 2019

Protoform Turismo 190mm touring car body shell

Following a couple of teasers Protoform have introduced their all-new Turismo body shell. Electric touring car racing has undergone yet another evolution since the multi-national championship-winning Type-S was released in 2017. Catering to the demands of racers needing ultra high-downforce, super low-CG aerodynamic body shells, Protoform is proud to release its latest contender for 190mm touring car racing: the Turismo. Designed and produced using the latest in 3D CAD and 5-axis milling technology, the Turismo is packed with new features for performance on track and ease-of-mounting while preparing to dominate the competition. The aerodynamic features include a radical high-downforce design with lowered nose and trunk sections, a cab-forward layout with extended A-pillar ribs for precise turn-in steering, and an extended decklid length with spoiler lip for massive rear grip. The rear wing posts moved outwards for increased stiffness and anti-tuck protection while the rear decklid stiffening ribs tie directly into the wing posts to reduce rear body flex. Sculpted side door panels make for increased stiffness and side bite.

Along with the extensive aerodynamic upgrades, Turismo also features the easiest mounting of any Protoform body yet. Returning are PF’s signature mounting marks inside the front wheel arches, allowing to choose body positions in 2mm increments up to +8mm. Adding to these are a 100mm wide grid with hashmarks on the trunk and 70mm wide markings on the hood to easily line-up the chassis’ body posts. When used in combination, all three mounting grids will allow for perfect, repeatable mounting every time. The Turismo is Global Body Spec compliant (ROAR approval pending). Made in the USA from high-quality, super-durable polycarbonate, it is available in both X-Lite (0.5mm, about 70g race ready) and Light Weight (0.7mm, perfect for ETS-spec 90g weight minimum) weights. Included with the body are convenient plastic wing buttons and under-wing “nuts”, with M3 mounting screws. A stylish decal sheet, window masks, and overspray film complete the package.

Source: Protoform [racepf.com]


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