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03-16-2012, 06:23 PM #11Junior Member
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It is probably no accident that Koenigsegg changed their MY2013 exhaust "to improve the diffuser"* and at the same time is coming out with these wheels and a completely bespoke ecu**. My guess would be that they are doing a variant of the FIA banned "blown diffuser" coupled with appropriate materials.
Mike Gascoyne explains how blown diffuser works - European GP 2010 - YouTube
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03-16-2012, 08:37 PM #12
10-12-2012, 02:41 AM #13Junior Member
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the reason why the wheels wouldn't catch on fire, even if the brake rotors are 900 + degrees celcius, is because air is a rubish conductor of heat, especially the speeds required to actually create enough friction on the rotors in the first place would make it nearly impossible to transfer enough heat to the rims, I am refering to the wind speeds inside the rim around the brakes, as no doubt the Agera R would have primary brake ducts feeding the callipers nice cool air anyways...
even if the rim was in direct contact for a short period of time, it would not be enogh to "ignite" it, if the resin in the rim was not set then it would, but thats not a possibility...
Hope the explanation helps...