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ACE Speed Lab

Invest a few hours, find a few seconds

Snapshot of ACE Speed Lab

  • $100-million research and testing facility at your fingertips.
  • Aerodynamic and thermodynamic testing services.
  • Available and accessible to all levels of racers.
  • Aerodynamics and thermodynamics specialists at your disposal.

Climatic wind tunnel quick facts

  • Wind speeds up to 270 kph (167 mph).
  • Only yawing chassis dynamometer in North America allowing crosswind testing under full load.
  • Temperatures ranging from -40˚C to 60˚C (-40˚F to 140˚F).
  • Relative humidity ranging from five per cent to 95 per cent.
  • Full-spectrum solar loading and precipitation, simulating any conditions on earth.
  • High-security testing facility.

Thermodynamics: Test offerings

Multimatic in Wind Tunnel
Optimize airflow with thermodynamics
Our goal: Optimize airflow into your engine compartment, radiator and brakes to improve thermal management. Ensure more energy is utilized in vehicle power while less lost in heat, improving your engine horsepower.

Under the hood

Aero-thermal management

  • Optimize under-hood engine temperatures by managing air flow through the radiator and into the engine compartment.
  • Conduct engine thermal management tests to see the difference between drafting, leading and pulling out to pass.
  • Ensures your vehicle doesn’t overheat while drafting, and fully utilizes its power potential while overtaking and taking the lead.
  • More energy is utilized for power and not lost in heat, improving engine horse power.

Duplicate race track temperatures 

  • Add radiant energy (solar simulation) and ACE’s hot road technology to better simulate searing summer conditions, including hot asphalt, to recreate the climates of specific race tracks.
  • Prep and tune your vehicle for specific races in specific climates and tracks to give you a step up on the competition.