After teasing us in the last few days, Yokomo have finally revealed the BD11, successor to the BD10 Touring platform. The Japanese designers felt that it was time for a new touring car platform and create a whole new car to enjoy racing competitively refining the suspension and drivetrain thinking about “usability” and allowing anyone to compete in the race.
The characteristic high-rigidity long suspension arm made of graphite is composed of a hybrid with resin and aluminum parts, reducing chassis roll and improving cornering speed. Durability is also confirmed by repeated tests, and it is possible to attack corners with confidence.
The Yokomo BD11 is equipped with an RTC (rear toe control) system as standard. While increasing the turning speed, it is possible to bring out the acceleration at the corner exit, which is an indispensable item for modern racing touring cars.
The front shock tower has undergone a dramatic reshape. By separating the left and right, it gives flexibility around the front and finishes with a mild operation feeling. We are also planning to release parts that increase rigidity assuming running on high-grip road surfaces.
The double joint universal on the front has also been redesigned to improve accuracy and durability. The stabilizer is also installed under the suspension arm to promote lowering the center of gravity.
The upper deck has a new shape according to the flex setting of the chassis. A pavement can be used together on the front side, and the rigidity balance can be adjusted according to the road surface conditions.
The joint between the rear side of the upper deck and the bulkhead is Yokomo’s original system, ATF (Active Top Deck Flex) that supports roller pins with an O-ring sandwiched between them. The twist of the chassis is pulled out to the maximum and the rear traction is enhanced. By changing the hardness of the O-ring or changing to a spacer, it is a point that you can freely control the turning performance.
The front and rear shock absorbers also have a newly designed shaft guide, achieving even smoother operation.
Source: Official Website