BTCC 3d Scanning Project Team Norlin Racing Chevy Cruze

We worked with our long-term colleagues at GT Forte Ltd on a BTCC 3D scanning project. This included optically scanning the BTC Norlin Racing team’s Chevrolet Cruze cars.

The scan data was converted to 3D CAD files, and from the captured surface data of the car, GT Forte & the Norlin team investigated potential opportunities to design upgraded body parts and optimise future performance, ahead of the 2017 BTCC season.

The Chevy Cruze cars were unveiled to the public for the first time at the recent BTCC Media Day, held at the Donington Park circuit.

Both BTC Norlin drivers are returning to the BTCC series, with Chris Smiley looking to contest his first full season in the BTCC, whilst previous race-winner Dave Newsham is back after a brief sabbatical last year.

“After completing our first test in the UK last week and of course the five days testing in Spain we are very happy with our progress in just 14 weeks,” commented BTC Norlin boss Bert Taylor.

“The team worked remarkably well to get us ready for Spain. The reliability was great, so we’re looking forward to the the opening race weekend at Brands Hatch.”

Donington Photos from Kieren Griffin.