P04

P04

2003 P04 (P32) Racing version
P04 is one of my earlier design amongst my 3D projects. Car is heavily inspired from pre-WWII cars of course with modern elements. I have first started to design the car on computer in 2001 and continued designing different variations till 2006. P04 actually includes P32, P33 and P37 projects which are different variations of this car which i generally name it under P04.
2003 P04 (P32) Racing version

Earlier versions of  P04 were inferior CAD models, I was mostly experimenting and learning with CAD (Rhinoceros). There are 1 road version and 2 racing version of the early P04. I have continued P04 type of design when i already reached P32. from P09 to P32 cars, i designed mostly experimental prototypes.
2003 P04 (P32) Road version

P04 (P32) was actually one of my first high detail model. Car has simple carbon-fiber monocoque which pretty much looks like box shape and steel structures of rear and front sub-frames are attached to it. Engine lay out is in between two wheel axis (mid-front engined) and gearbox is located at the back. This structured was also carried out on later variations of P04.

P04 (P33) is more of continuation of the development. First  two versions are more hot rod style cars. P33-3 is more of a sports car with a tail hanging out, functions as a spoiler. P04, as generally have generally soft edges, which makes the car look slick but i have never had chance the CFD test the car. It is obvious that P04 are not perfect aerodynamic shapes for a sports car but generally cars look distinctive.
2004 P04 (P33-2) Road version

2004 P04 (P33-2) Road version

2004 P04 (P33-2) Road version

2004 P04 (P33-3) Road version

2004 P04 (P33-3) Road version

2004 P04 (P33-3) Road version


2004 P04 (P37-1) Racing Car
P37 was first designed as a racing prototype version of P33-3, cockpit is lower due to lower sitting position in the car, car looks really slick with the low cockpit. Height of the bodywork is just shy under 1025 mm. P37-2 is adaptation of 2005 ACO LMP rules but car would be incompetent against the rear mid-engined prototypes. Yet it was just an adaptation of the car. late in 2005 I have also come up with a road version of the car P37-3 was the last of P04 design... so far.

2004 P04 (P37-1) Racing Car
P37-3 shares almost similar chassis with P37-1 a part from the green house, cockpit is 70 mm higher that P37-1. P37-3 has higher side impact structures (made from carbon-fiber Aluminium honeycomb)  than other road versions, and also slightly smaller door which was kind of a design error.

2004 P04 (P37-1) Racing Car

2004 P04 (P37-1) Racing Car

2005 P04 (P37-2) Racing Car

2005 P04 (P37-2) Racing Car

2005 P04 (P37-2) Racing Car

2005 P04 (P37-2) Racing Car

2005 P04 (P37-3) Road Car

2005 P04 (P37-3) Road Car

2005 P04 (P37-3) Road Car
First Version of P04

P04 general engine and chassis lay up.

P37-2 engine and radiator lay up (slightly different than P37-1)