Superlite Aero

The Superlite Aero is designed and built to dominate in power-to-weight classes like the NASA ST classes. When power and weight are controlled, aerodynamics (downforce and drag) and suspension geometry, are largely what is left to manage. The Aero is carefully engineered to make the most of those variables to produce winning ST cars. That’s why the Aero has been the recipient of extensive suspension geometry analysis and aerodynamic modeling using the most sophisticated software available, by very experienced staff at Superlite. The body and chassis are fully optimized for the speeds seen in NASA ST1 class racing. The images below show several examples of thousands of iterations the Superlite Aero went through during its design.

In addition to the NASA ST classes, the Aero is eligible to compete in the new Superlite Aero Championship (click on the link below for more details) in 2016. Finishing positions in the ST1 class will earn points towards championship standings and end-of-season cash awards in the Superlite Aero Championship.

The Aero is powered by a Chevrolet LS3 engine supplied by Katech Performance; the specification includes a new engine fitted with a Dailey 3-stage dry sump, and other parts designed to make the powerplant last under racing conditions. As many people know, Katech supplies the engines for the IMSA Weathertech Le Mans Prototype Challenge (LMPC) cars, and the spec engine for the Aero is essentially a detuned version of that engine, so even greater life should be expected. Seals on the engine and ECU, along with a random ECU swap policy will help to ensure that every Aero entered in the Championship is identical in power.

Best of all, the Aero is available now, only as a turnkey, ready-to-race car. One price, one package, no options - ready to race at $69,995!

Specifications

  • Drive: LMP-inspired, single-seat, center position
  • Overall Length: 170"
  • Width: 74"
  • Height: 40"
  • Wheelbase: 105"
  • Wheels: 18" x 9.5" front, 18" x 12" rear (aluminum alloy)
  • Tires: Hoosier A7 or R7 recommended
  • Brakes: 300mm front rotors, 300mm rear rotor; forged 6-piston aluminum calipers
  • Weight: 1,800 lbs, in spec racer trim
  • Weight Distribution: 48% front, 52% rear
  • Ground Clearance: 2"
  • Drivetrain Configuration: Mid-engine rear drive
  • Fuel Tank: Safety Fuel cell, NASA approved
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 25 gallons total
  • Suspension: Billet machined aluminum uprights and control arms
  • Shocks: Penske fully adjustable with specific 2-way adjustable racing shocks
  • Chassis Construction: Steel tube, TIG-welded with side intrusion structure, aluminum front crush box
  • Cage: 1 1/2" TIG-welded steel DOM tube (FIA, NASA and SCCA-legal)
  • Body: GRP (fiberglass)
  • Aerodynamics: Adjustable rear wing with Selig 1223 profile, advanced front splitter and rear diffuser design
  • Windows: Windscreen and windows in hard-coated polycarbonate
  • Fire System: Halon
  • Seats: Professional bead system for custom fit
  • Steering wheel: D-shaped custom suede, quick-release
  • Pedals: Tilton forged aluminum; cockpit-adjustable brake bias
  • Engine: Katech-provided sealed 6.2L LS3 V8 with Aero-specific calibration for ST1
  • Oil System: Dailey billet pan and 3-stage dry-sump system
  • Transaxle: Graziano 6-speed transaxle with limited slip differential and internal oil pump
  • Electrical: GM engine harness and ECU and Infintitybox race-quality electrical distribution system with CAN bus
  • Display: MoTec C125 digital dash