Super Touring Program

Touring Car Introduction and History

RAETECH became involved as a consultant to the Dodge North American Touring Car program beginning in 1995. RAETECH supplied engineering support for car development during the ’96 and ’97 race seasons. President David Finch provided trackside Race Engineering for David Donahue’s car ultimately leading to the Driver’s Championship in 1997.

RAETECH was tasked with designing a new World Touring car based on the European Chrysler Neon. The debut of the race car was scheduled to coincide with the introduction of the redesigned 2000 Neon. Unfortunately the program was abandoned by Chrysler during reorganization for the Daimler-Chrysler merger. Project highlights are shown below.

 

Touring Car Engine Bay

Package Layout

  • Weight 2150 lbs, 55% Front
  • Engine Located Behind Axle
  • 6 Spd Sequential Transmission
  • Twin Radiators, Side Exit
 
Touring Car Roll Cage

Roll Cage with Body

 
Touring Car Underbody

Underbody

 
Touring Car Engine Assmb.

Engine

  • 2.0L Chrysler Twin Cam
  • 4 Valve / Cylinder
  • 300+ BHP @ 8500 rpm
  • 200+ ft-lbs @ 7000 rpm
  • Dry Sump Oil System
 
Touring Car Front Suspension

Front Suspension

  • MacPherson Strut
  • Fabricated Steel Upright
  • One Piece Steel Spindle
  • Brembo Monoblock 8 Piston Caliper
  • Alcon 15" Vented Rotor
  • Hollow Steel Driveshafts
  • Ohlin Inverted Dampers
  • Servo Adjustable Anti-Roll Bar
 
Touring Car Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension

  • MacPherson Strut
  • Cast Aluminum Upright
  • One Piece Steel Spindle
  • Brembo Twin Piston Caliper
  • Alcon 11" Solid/Drilled Rotor
  • Ohlin Inverted Dampers
  • Servo Adjustable Anti-Roll Bar
 
Touring Car Steering and Shifter

Steering & Shifter

  • Manual Rack and Pinion
  • Linear Bearings Minimize Friction
  • Optional Electric Assit
  • Sequential Column Shifter
 
Touring Car Dash Controls

Dash Controls

  • PI Data Logger
  • Sequential Shift Lights
  • Wheelspin Indicators
  • Ft & Rr Sway-Bar Controls
  • Standing Start Launch Controls
 
Touring Car CFD Model

Aero Package

  • Computer CFD Simulation
  • Elastic Mounted Front Splitter
  • Dual Radiators with Side Exit
  • Underbody Smoothed
  • Variable Camber Rear Wing
 

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