By Mike Garrison
Press Release from ZooRacing:
ZooRacing - Introduction
RC-KleinKram from Germany are pleased to announce their new ZooRacing Performance Bodies brand ZooRacing. The brainchild of RC-KleinKram founder Stefan Klein, ZooRacing is setting sails to becoming the new benchmark in body shell design. Designed in Germany using the latest 3D CAD software, ZooRacing bodies will set themselves apart from the norm. Never-seen-before features combine with visually appealing designs, resulting in high performance competition body shells that offer the best possible combination of unparalleled performance, creative ideas, cool looks and practical detail solutions, all of which will make prepping and using the bodies a lot easier, more convenient and fun. The first body to hit stores is the ZooZilla 190mm touring car body shell. More electric touring car bodies as well as a host of other lids will follow soon.
RC-KleinKram is the World-wide ZooRacing distributor and dealer inquires are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org
ZooRacing ZooZilla - the first bodyshell
The ZooZilla body shell for 190mm touring cars is ZooRacing's first ever touring car body shell. Developed to produce medium overall downforce with lots of steering and great rear end stability the all-round body is the ideal choice for both carpet and outdoor tracks. The shell sports a couple of aero features such as a steep front end for on-the-point steering precision while the recessed roof section channels the airflow towards the rear wing for exceptional rear end stability at both low and high speeds. Angled vortex generators, placed strategically above the rear window, are a first-ever for an electric touring car body, and they help to smooth the airflow over the rear window, trunk and rear wing for greatly improved aerodynamic efficiency, lower drag and more predictable rear downforce.
The body is outfitted with several trick anti-tuck features such as structured side skirts and a clever rear end design including reinforcement ribs on the trunk lid, all of which add to the overall aerodynamics and looks while greatly preventing body tucks without the need for additional reinforcements. Adding to the whole package is the recessed roof section that not only adds visual impact but also greatly improves overall stability - something that comes in handy especially when running the body in ultra lightweight configuration.
Other hot features include large wheel arches that allow the body to be placed up to 4mm to the front for increased steering reaction or up to 4mm to the back for increased rear stability - making it 8mm in total. All this can be done without having to fear tyre rubs or unsightly cut out wheel wells. The body, designed using the latest CAD techniques also features a 100mm grid for the rear body mounts, ensuring highly precise body placement and mounting.
The ZooZilla 190mm body shell comes moulded from high-quality polycarbonate and it is available in two thicknesses: a lightweight 0.5mm variant that will weigh in at 55g cut and including wing while the standard thickness 0.7mm variant will come out at 83g cut and including wing - meaning the latter will easily make the new 90g ETS rule.
Part of the package are also the revolutionary 2-step window masks that will ensure window frames of Pro quality. In a first step all windows are masked using the Step 1 masks. After the painting of the body is completed, the masks will be removed and replaced by the slightly smaller Step 2 masks that leave the window frames exposed and ready to be painted in your favourite colour. The result is highly precise without the need to pre-cut or in-body-cut the window masks, ensuring greater satisfaction and less chances of creating predetermined breaking points. The body package is rounded out by high-quality wing mounting hardware and a detailed sticker sheet including grille, head and tail lights.
- CAD designed
- All-round body shell. Lots of rear end stability, lots of steering, yet medium overall downforce for fast and flowing cornering especially in Stock racing classes
- Steep front end
- Recessed roof to channel the airflow and for greatly improved structural stability thanks to static reinforcement
- Vortex generators on the rear part of the roof for a smoothed, constant airflow towards the rear wing
- Reinforcement ribs on the trunk
- Structured rear end for anti-tuck capabilities
- Large wheel arches allow the body to be placed 4mm front or back (8mm in total)
- Large wheel arches ensure the tyres will not rub in whatever position
- Anti-tuck capabilities with structured side skirts
- Static reinforcement on the hood. Especially useful when running the ultra lightweight variant
- 0.5mm ultralight body weighs in 55g cut & including wing
- 0.7mm standard body weighs in 83g cut & including wing
- Detailed decal sheet
- 2-step window masks
- Wing mounting hardware
- 100mm grid on the rear truck lid for easy and convenient body mounting
The body is available from now on and ready to hit the track!