31st March 2015 DKU Performance

Daytona 500

“What is Daytona 500?!” DKU hears you ask…

For the uninitiated, this is a race (also know as NASCAR – National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing), which the Yanks hold in high regard. An odd and quite a random namesake, geographically Daytona, Florida, is where the race is held and in terms of the length of the race, that is 500 miles. (the name makes sense now doesn’t it?)

Not as widely renowned as the F1 Gran Prix, DKU Performance take an interest in this particular race simply because of the vehicles involved. Stock cars are essentially cars that have been souped up with powerful exhaust systems, tires, engines and advanced hydraulics which are applied to normal everyday cars for high performance and endurance (which is pretty much what DKU Performance is about).

It sounds (if not looks) primitive, but the science behind the cars and the race itself is something that is accessible to people like you and us. Only if you have a spare million or two lying around in the boot of your weekend Lamborghini Aventador, can you take a deeper interest into F1 racing!

We, like our customers know that physics (such as down force) can be manipulated and tweaked to get the desired effect. DKU Performance has closely watched how modifications to stock-cars has changed over the years. From safety, to optimised performance. We get a lot of our ideas and influences from this field. Watching how a flat sheet of Stainless steel metal can be galvanized into a monster of speed and power is something we admire.

The frame of the NASCAR vehicle itself is made from Steel tubing. Our customers appreciate the aesthetics involved, which is why we can recreate that image using aluminium fabrication on our roll cages.

Watching how engines are created from a bare block of solid steel to a mechanical powerhouse that can create anything from 450bhp to 750bhp, we know how to re-create (legally of course.) that power and control every shift in gear to the driver.

Like NASCAR, DKU Performance pays close attention to the tolerances required to tame and control so much power. When we design our exhaust systems with the intended dimensions, we allow ourselves a very small margin for error. NASCAR uses this same principle to help achieve the engines maximum potential power.

If you can handle it, DKU Performance can apply it.

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