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The Galmer D-Sports race car (DSR) is a full-bodied sports car on a space frame, single seat chassis to suit the SCCA DSR series. It has independent inboard suspension front and rear actuated by pushrods with overhead mounted spring damper units. The chassis has been submitted to the SCCA and has been accredited full homologation approval. The chassis is constructed out of 4130 chromoly tube which is TIG welded throughout. The engine is not a stressed member and is installed and removed via a removable spaceframe directly beneath the engine bay. Considerable attention has been paid to this area of the chassis, as with the whole chassis, so as not to compromise torsional and beam stiffness and safety in and around the rear roll hoop area.
In the rear roll hoop area additional protection is afforded to the driver via a cockpit mounted deformable headrest structure around the driver's head, similar to the systems used in F1, CART and IRL. It also has a quick release steering wheel mechanism for easy entry and exit of the cockpit. As much as possible, most of the cars suspension components are interchangeable. This includes: billet machined aluminum uprights, wheel bearings, wheel hubs, top wishbones, wishbone clevis', rod ends and spherical bearings, rockers, anti-rollbar blades, shock absorbers, brake rotors and calipers.
The car is optimized for the Yamaha engine package, generally the engine of choice. Alternate engine packages are available to special order.
The pushrod front and rear suspension has a rocker arrangement, which gives a velocity ratio of 1:1. The front rocker has a slight rising rate characteristic for stability under heavy braking and entry into corners. The rear rocker is linear to optimize traction coming out of corners. The anti-rollbar control front and rear is via a T-bar system with an adjustable blade giving five positions of stiffness. Additional rates can be achieved with alternate rollbar diameters or optional anti-rollbar droplink pick-up points in the rockers.
There is a dual braking system with individual master cylinders for the front and rear with a driver adjustable brake balance bar, 10 inch ventilated rotors and billet machined aluminum calipers. The unique Galmer/Kodiak manufactured wheels are recommended as original equipment and attached via a center locking wheel nut device with independent drive pegs on the wheel hubs. The differential assembly is via a Quaife unit with independent half shafts with CV joints at each end. The differential unit has independent mounting side plates, which allow for quick and easy chain removal and tensioning. The fuel tank is centrally mounted underneath the driver's seat, isolated from the driver and the engine compartment by a firewall.
The body has side mounted water and oil coolers ducted in through the side of the car that exit through the engine compartment and out of the rear. The engine air inlet duct is centrally located and situated above the driver's head. The car has front and rear diffusers for overall down force with an adjustable carbon mainplane rear wing.
In standard configuration the car does not include a dashboard or data logging system this must be specified and purchased separately by the customer. These items can be purchased and fitted through Cobra International.
It is recommended that the customers buy and supply their own engines, but cars can be ordered with various engine packages and details are available on request.
Basically, you can order your DSR as complete as you would like it to be. And they are available in ANY color or design you would like!
Price: Rolling chassis - TBD
Front Track: 56.9"
Rear Track: 55.6"
Overall Width: 67.0"
Overall Length: 148.7"
Overall Height: 41.5"
Front Wheel: 13.0" x 7.75" Front Tire : 20.0" x 8.5" x 13.0"
Rear Wheel: 13.0" x 9.00" Rear Tire : 22.0" x 11.0" x 13.0"
Weight: Varies according to customer specification.
Design: By Galmer Inc. Body design by Togay Yuvanc.
Analysis FEA: By Galmer Inc & UNM
Chassis: 4130 steel space frame TIG welded.
Dash: Standard, Stack ST8100 (add $1500.00) or to customers individual specification.
Suspension: A-arms with inboard push rod suspension from 4130 aircraft quality steel TIG welded.
Anti Roll Bars: T. Bar configuration with adjustable blades. Optional cockpit adjuster, price on request.
Uprights: CNC billet machined 7075T6 Aluminum with center locking wheel nut assembly.
Brakes: Front and rear Wilwood Aluminum 4 pot calipers, custom 10" diameter x 0.75" thick-vented cross drilled discs with aluminum hats. Cockpit brake bias adjuster. Wilwood master cylinders.
Drive Train: Quaife differential assembly and half shafts by Taylor Race Engineering. Tripod joints by GKN.
Shocks: Koni aluminum two way adjustable, valving by Galmer Inc. For alternative brands to customer specifications, price on request.
Rod Ends: Aurora
Steering Rack: Titan, backlash adjustable rack and pinion.
Steering Wheel: Momo contoured grip, cut top with quick release hub.
Wheels: Front 7.75" Rear 9.0" Kodiak Aluminum 3 piece wheels.
Radiator: Aluminum to Galmer Inc. specifications.
Oil Cooler: Aluminum by Earls Indy.
Engine: Yamaha R1. Alternate engines packages to special order.
Dry Sump: Available on request.
Header: S&S Exhaust systems to Galmer Inc. specification. Stainless steel price on request.
Muffler: S&S Exhaust systems to Galmer Inc specification.
Body: 3 Piece low profile (single seat cockpit style) hand-laid lightweight carbon with Balsa Mat reinforcement as required.
Floor: 3 Piece floor with front and rear tunnel sections (including 2 splitters) hand-laid lightweight carbon with Balsa Mat reinforcement as required.
Rear Wing: Carbon mainplane.
Safety: Forward and side crush structures, 6 point Simpson seat belts. Head protection includes side and rear cockpit padding similar to F1 and IRL / CART cars. Onboard SPA 2.25ltr fire extinguisher system.
Tires: Goodyear. Hoosier, Dunlop, Avon price on request.