The Wing Shop designs
racecar wings for motorsport and track day applications. Production
in pre-preg carbon composite is carried out by manufacturing partners DJ Engineering
Services Ltd, ReVerie Ltd and GW Racing. Our wings are used by some of the top teams in a wide range of competition categories around the world.
Why choose our wings? We believe they offer an unrivalled blend of aerodynamic performance, low weight, structural integrity and aesthetic quality. Check out the successful customers using our products on this page and take a look at the Facts
and Figures page.
Need help with your wing selection? Please go to our Advice page or get in touch via our Contacts page, and Simon McBeath, the designer of these wings (and author of Competition Car Aerodynamics, please see Books and Aerobytes in Racecar Engineering, please see Magazines) will be happy to help you with the right wing choice for your car.
Free 'whole car' aerodynamics advice!
If you order a wing from our original and number one manufacturing partner DJ Racecars, Simon McBeath also becomes available for up to a couple of hours of free advice by phone or email on the aerodynamics of the rest of your car, once a payment has been made on your wing. This service is offered to ensure that not only do you select the right wing, but that it is deployed on the car as it should be, and that the rest of the car's aerodynamics will allow you to get that all important aerodynamic balance as soon as possible after you hit the track! But do please note that this offer is only available to customers who make a payment against a wing from DJ Racecars.
A more detailed 'whole car' aerodynamics advisory service, known as SMART (SM AeRo Techniques...) is also available at extra cost. If you want to join the growing band
of competitors who have found extra competitiveness by using this service,
check out the SMART page. Discounts available to DJ Engineering wing customers.
Ltd also makes wings designed by The Wing Shop. These designs are exclusive
to ReVerie and have been manufactured primarily as retro-fit items for
Lotus Elise/Exige models. Available in a range of spans (widths), with
either a curved or straight planform shape (which could
be deployed on most car makes). Dual element variants are also available, and clamshell and tailgate mounted options are offered.
browse this page and go to the links on the left to discover more.
Time Attack in the wind tunnel!
Spring 2013 saw another visit to the MIRA full-scale wind tunnel to gather data for my Aerobytes columns in Racecar Engineering magazine. This time we invited two very well known UK Time Attack contenders (whom we had met when supplying them wings) to have a close look at the aerodynamics of these cars in this refreshingly unrestricted category.
First up was the Lotus Exige of Jamie Willson, who won the Club Pro class in 2012 and who moved the car up to the Pro class in 2013, with driver Simon Scuffham, more engine power and, of course, many aerodynamic developments too worked out by Jamie and his team with a few conversations with The Wing Shop. Jamie runs an SM/DJ '183' dual element wing on his Exige.
Then we ran the latest and much anticipated offering from Roger Clark Motorsport, 'Gobstopper 2', otherwise known as the latest Subaru Impreza project from this world renowned company, who won the UK Time Attack Pro class in 2008 and 2009 with 'Gobstopper'. Unlike its predecesor the car features an aggressive and well thought through aerodynamics package, with an SM/DJ '203' dual element wing on the rear. RCM directors Matt and Olly Clark were present to observe and work on the car during the session, and much useful information was gathered.
To find out how the cars fared, check out the June to August 2013 issues of Racecar Engineering magazine.
Both teams endured somewhat fraught 2013s but the Exige demonstrated its pace again and is sure to feature on the podium in the near future. Meanwhile 2014 should see the competition debut of the RCM Gobstopper 2, and again the podium surely beckons, as it does to Paul Doyle's fast-developing Impreza too.
And welcome to Sasha Anis and his gorgeous Nissan 350Z on the Canadian and north eastern USA Time Attack scene. Sasha has just started running a dual element SM/DJ 183 wing and is sure to be up there in the results in 2014 too.
2013 Scandinavian Clubmans series win!
Many congratulations to Svein Langholm and Kjell Bodin on their Clubmans series win, with Svein driving and Kjell constructing the latest superb Bodin 12 racecar, featuring an SM/DJ 183 dual element rear wing. Kjell reports that with much help from Svein's hard-working mechanic John-Erik Karlsen they 'beat all the Mallocks, Mk 35, Mk 31, Mk 29' adding with typical Scandiwegian understatement 'rather nice feeling I must say!'
UK Hillclimbing - wins and records
Wing Shop wings continued to score outright wins and records on the British Hillclimb scene.
Wallace Menzies finished third overall in the 2013 BHC with a four outright wins plus an outright hill record at Bouley Bay in Jersey in his 3.2 DJ Firestorm.
Alex Summers won the Hillclimb Leaders Championship (based on class positions) and finished an outstanding fourth overall in the British Hillclimb Championship in the supercharged 1.3 DJ Firehawk using either medium or high downforce wing set ups.
Will Hall, who scored his maiden BHC Run Off win in the very last Run Off of the 2012 in his unique Force WH Nissan V6, with Wing Shop/DJ rear wings, finished sixth overall with a string of consistent performances.
After an incredible 2012 season Jos Goodyear in the 1.6 GWR Raptor had a trying time in 2013 but scored a win with an outright hill record at Val des Terres, Guernsey in the summer and a string of class wins in the second half of the season. He finished eighth overall in the 2013 BHC.
SCCA Autocross Nationals wins for Wing Shop designed, DJ-made wings
to Dan Wasdahl from Massillon, Ohio in his BBR Phantom DVS-1 who took his fifth A-Mod Championship win with Wing Shop/DJ wings at the SCCA Solo 2 National in 2013, also picking up FTD again.
Fred Zust from Tempe, Arizona once again collected the X Prepared class winin his Blackwatch Racing Lotus Elise, and Clemens Burger from Noblesville, Indiana was just edged out of the top spot in B-Modified in his LeGrand after clipping a cone, having won the class in 2009 and 2010.
The above drivers were using Wing Shop designed, DJ Racecars manufactured
multi-element wing sets front and rear (well Dan was anyway, Fred and Clemens ran our potent dual element rear wing!), based on our high downforce '203'
main element. The development of the wings on the BBR Phantom was featured
in Racecar Engineering in August 2007 (V17N8), and was carried
out by Simon McBeath using CFD, and the
support of software supplier Ansys is gratefully acknowledged.
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The Wing Shop and DJ Engineering win the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed!
The 'Top 20 Shootout'-winning Chevron GR8 GT3 V6 driven by Anthony Reid at the 2012 FoS was equipped with a Wing Shop-designed, DJ-manufactured '183' single element high efficiency wing. Reid and the Chevron fended off challenges from an F1 Leyton House CG901B driven by Gary Ward, a Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-8/9 driven by Justin Law, Michael Bartels in a Maserati MC12 and Michael Krumm in a Nissan GT-R GT1.
Shop wings and SM AeRo Techniques selected by BBC TV's
'Top Gear' programme!
its assault on the Britcar 24 hour at Silverstone in September 2007,
the BBC's Top Gear team contacted the Wing Shop to request a rear wing
package to go on the BMW 330D for the event. And the splitter and wing
concept came about from associate producer Grant Wardrop's researches
in Simon McBeath's book, Competition Car Aerodynamics. The wing
kit was delivered and fitted in double quick time by DJ Engineering to
meet the incredibly tight timescale of the car build, and the splitter
was also installed by DJ. Simon McBeath attended the first test prior
to the event to ensure wing tuning data was available and that the
package was balanced to The Stig's liking (The Stig is the famous and formerly (!)
anonymous racing driver on the Top Gear Team). And DJ personnel were
in attendance for the duration of the event. Team Top Gear finished
third in class (out of five) and 39th overall out of the 60-odd cars
that entered. The story was originally broadcast in an excellent edition
of Top Gear in October 2007.
Join the best - come to The Wing Shop!
wing profiles, designed by The Wing Shop's Simon McBeath ( author of "Competition
Car Aerodynamics" ) have either been evaluated in
the MIRA full scale wind tunnel,
and/or by computational
fluid dynamics (CFD). Analysis of all this information has provided valuable
technical support and development data. We
have also benefitted from university-based R & D projects. And we are now using ANSYS CFD-Flo software for in-house mapping and development.
and drag data is available. Please go to Facts
and Figures and follow the link to aerofoil data.
Shop/SM Designs wings have won championships in single seater and sports
racing categories as well as finding applications on track day and even
road cars. In 2006 the Lotus Cadena Team won the British GT Championship
with one of our wings, 2009 British GT champions Precis Spark Ascari chose the Wing Shop for the wing to run in 2010, the Matech Ford team ran one of our wings in 2009 to finish runners up in the FIA GT1 championship.
And many other Wing Shop customers can boast of
wins and records as well as just plain old performance improvements!
pre-preg carbon composite aerofoils feature a market leading blend of strength,
rigidity, lightness, damage-tolerance and aerodynamic performance, and
as such offer excellent value for money. They also look great! So why shop anywhere else?
Click on Facts for more information
For sales and manufacturing enquiries,
please see the Contacts pages and
speak to one of our manufacturers to discuss your requirements in more
detail. Simon McBeath can also help with advice on wing selection and deployment.
check out our 'whole car' aerodynamics advisory service, SMART.