Wirth Research is a group of innovative engineering companies specialising in research, development, design and manufacture for the motor racing industry and other high technology sectors.
Wirth Research offers flow simulation and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) services. The Business pioneers the use of advanced virtual engineering technologies, developed in-house, which enable the use of a complete simulated vehicle design, development and testing process. This reduces the need for wasteful manufacture of development models and prototypes. Additionally, Wirth Research has developed valuable, in-house resources such as world class Composite Manufacturing capability and a leading edge Vehicle Simulator with a bespoke thermal tyre model.
In motorsports, Wirth Research is proud to continue its decade-long partnership with Honda Performance Development Inc (HPD) on the design, development and manufacture of the championship-winning ARX sports car programme. The new HPD ARX-04b LMP2 Coupe has been designed using state-of-the-art aerodynamics with the main focus on the reduction of drag. The car was manufactured in accordance with the 2014 ACO/FIA Le Mans Prototype regulations, and showed well on its debut at the Daytona 24 hours in January 2015.
The company is also working with HPD on providing Honda-powered IndyCar teams with advanced chassis technical support. The IndyCar project continues with the development of new aerodynamic bodywork kits for all Honda-powered IndyCar teams this year.
Wirth Research is also involved in the FIA Formula E Championship, providing Andretti Autosport Formula-E with engineering support services for the series.
In architecture, Wirth Research continues to work with the world's leading architects on some of the most iconic buildings, especially on windflow and natural ventilation projects.
By applying its CFD expertise to solving non-motorsport design challenges such as within the wider Transport and Architectural sectors, the company continues to grow and will be making some exciting announcements during the course of this year.
Virtual and Augmented Reality technology has been at the heart of the Wirth Research design and manufacturing processes for many years. A sophisticated, fully-immersive virtual reality system is used in-house for digital ergonomic and mock-up evaluation.
In the Business’ composite manufacturing facilities, technicians make use of an advance augmented-reality system to allow extremely precise positioning of carbon-fibre material in complex moulds. In addition, the Business is developing unique Augmented Reality technology designed for a wider application on low cost hardware.
The result is an iOS App called Emersio which is now free on the Apple App Store.
Find out more on our Emersio Website
Tequila Patron ESM "ROAR Before the 24" in the HPD ARX-04b LMP2 Coupe
Watch the In-Car Video: One Lap at Daytona, ROAR Before the 24
Nick Wirth and Robin Gearing admire Andretti Autosport Formula-E’s trophy
Nick Wirth, President, and Robin Gearing, Technology Group Manager of Wirth Research, saw Franck Montagny win second place and his team mate Charles Pic secure fourth place in the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship in Beijing. Wirth Research are providing Andretti Autosport Formula-E with engineering support services for the series.