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Toyota planning wind tunnel purchase from Dome

Toyota planning wind tunnel purchase from Dome image

Text: / Photos: Dome | posted August 14, 2014 11:49

Wind tunnel to make better race cars for Toyota

Toyota Motor Corporation has recently engaged in talks of purchasing a wind tunnel from the racing constructor company Dome Co., Ltd.

If the deal goes through, Toyota will be able to develop more aerodynamic race vehicles. Moreover, the wind tunnel would improve the company's personnel training that could be beneficial to the development of mass-production vehicles.

The wind tunnel purchase will also benefit the Japanese automaker’s prospect in racing. Currently, the company is developing two Lexus racecars, the RC F GT500 and the RC F GT3.

Dome Co. Ltd. is a Japanese racing car constructor that started out in 1965 with the "Karasu", a race car that was based off the Honda S600. It was only in 1978 that the company was able to create an in-house design called the "Dome Zero" that propelled the company to new prospects.