Browse Publications Technical Papers 2019-01-0664

Aerodynamic Development of the New FAW-VW Bora 2019-01-0664

The new FAW-VW Bora has been released to the Chinese market in June, 2018. It is entirely upgraded compared to previous generation. During the aerodynamic development of the new Bora, CFD was extensively used to improve the vehicle design, especially in the early stage of development. During the styling stage, some key aerodynamic features were taken into consideration of the new Bora design which considerably reduced the drag. The design of the new cooling module seal and the underbody panels also greatly improved the aerodynamic performance. These in total have result in 11% drag coefficient reduction of the New Bora, compared to previous generation. The performance improvement was confirmed in the wind tunnel test and the comparison between wind tunnel test results and CFD results was very good.


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