Pratt & Miller Collector Car Restorations - November 2010
Pratt & Miller Collector Car Restorations Overview
Restoration Technician, Bridgette, highlights some of our current projects
including a 1962 Plymouth Valiant, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS L78, 1976
Oldsmobile Cutlass 442, 1968 Chevrolet Camaro and a 1932 Ford 5 Window
Please check out our website at http://www.prattmillerrestorations.com
Bosch and Pratt & Miller - Forward Focus Collision Avoidance
A Pratt & Miller Engineering and Bosch Motorsports partnership is taking
steps toward making the world of motorsports safer through an award-winning
radar system. The Collision Avoidance System, which tracks cars and
distances, works as an "extra set of eyes," as Corvette racer Richard
Westbrook described. Track images are captured and overlaid with radar data
on the rear view display. This allows for at-a-glance driver recognition,
even at night and in the rain.
This integration of multiple hardware and software components started
gaining a great deal of attention last March, with its debut at the 12
Hours of Sebring. Within a year's time, the system has received two awards
in the motorsports community, is now in its production ready version and is
about to be shipped across the world to teams in need.
The new version totes some serious improvements: 50% thinner, 30% lighter
and streamlined internal hardware components for improved reliability and
manufacturability. This has been the result of intense collaboration with
Bosch Motorsports and their production expertise over the last two months.
One of the advantages of this system is that the driver doesn't need to
take their eyes off the road; they can utilize it with just their
peripheral vision due to how the interface is designed. "This has kind of
been the goal all along," says Chris Hammond, the Lead Radar System
Engineer at Pratt & Miller. "It's funny that we are developing this product
and putting so much time into how it looks and functions, to have the end
goal of making it so the driver never has to look directly at it."
While the Corvette C7.R is one of the fastest GT cars, they aren't the
fastest overall on the track. With two other faster classes that run at the same time,
being able to see those cars as they are approaching creates a safer
environment for overtaking and provides teams and fans with what they
want— more green-flag racing.
ZR1 Nurburgring Official 7:26.4 Record Corvette Lap!!
With development engineer Jim Mero behind the wheel, the ZR1 paced the
Nürburgring in a time of 7:26.4. The engine rpm and the vehicle speed are
the actual data taken during this lap. The elapsed time was measured
electronically and confirmed with two hand-held stopwatches. The video is
continuous and unedited. Watch and listen as the ZR1 tackles the twists
and turns of "the Ring" and sets one of the fastest times ever clocked for
a production car. Distributed by Tubemogul.
2015 Corvette Z06 - Top Speed Acceleration & Sound
2015 Corvette Z06 with Z07 performance package. 659 PS and 881 Nm of torque
from a 6.2 liter supercharged pushrod V8 and a soundtrack like no other ;)
as you can see, the aerodynamic downforce generated by the Z07 Performance
Pack is holding back the car at high speeds, but it´s also the reason for
it being an absolute monster on the track! It destroyed our fastest
production car lap (991 turbo S) at
Sachsenring by TWO seconds, the track performance is just unbelievable!!
2006 Corvette Pratt & Miller Carbon Fiber Body "C6RS" Lingenfelter Collection
A 2006 Corvette built by Pratt & Miller...8.2L...all Carbon Fiber
body...only nine ever built....this one is part of the Lingenfelter
Collection....one cool car...check it out!!!...Make sure you follow me so
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