Motorsports CFD

TotalSim’s extensive expertise in motorsports will increase your vehicle’s efficiency and reduce lap time, bettering your chances of winning on the track.

With unmatched experience in motorsports, TotalSim has designed and developed race cars in nearly all racing categories. Our applied expertise spans from Formula 1 cars to Le Mans prototypes. We have led numerous development programs from conceptual design to full production road and race cars.

Improve Performance while Saving Time and Budget

TotalSim consistently translates computational performance gains to real-world track results. Our advanced and streamlined CFD process ensures swift delivery of insightful outcomes. Key factors influencing vehicle performance, such as external aerodynamics, internal flow and thermal management, are meticulously addressed through our CFD tools. These tools empower you to comprehensively understand and visualize your vehicle's performance, a capability previously confined to wind tunnels or expensive physical testing. Our clients seamlessly transition from CFD simulations to track testing.


Benefits We Provide

Working with virtual modeling and simulation of fluid flows allows you to accelerate your design process using software such as Star-CCM+ or OpenFOAM. This reduces the number of physical prototypes and testing, while still evaluating all necessary conditions. Our engagement ranges from CFD consulting, to training, to customized workflows in order to meet your specific needs.

Our high volume workflows allow you to run flow analysis on different product configurations with minimal effort. This capability allows us to help you do the following: 

  • Explore multiple designs of a particular part for a design manager study
  • Replace part capability to run a series of analyses in which the part is changed each time
  • Explore as many designs as your timeline and budget allow

Our personalized simulations and apps provide valuable insights to help save time and money during everything from wind tunnel testing to internal combustion. Working with TotalSim will put you years ahead of the competition, while lowering your costs and optimizing your designs. Let us help you reach your goals efficiently and accurately.


Client Case Studies

Honda Performance Development

Through TotalSim and Honda Performance Development’s long-standing partnership, TotalSim helps with various types of projects. One such project was TotalSim and Honda Performance Development’s work on the RealTime Racing Acura TLX GT driven by Peter Cunningham which helped lead to consecutive years of course records at the Pikes Peak International Hill climb event.


Prior to any race, one of NASCAR R&D’s goals is to better understand the safety of the drivers at various racing conditions. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a valuable tool to evaluate complex flow interactions. Developing CFD capability can seem overwhelming but it can be manageable. TotalSim worked with NASCAR R&D to help get them to where they wanted to be.

Collegiate FSAE Team

TotalSim sponsored and supported USC's Formula SAE Racing Team, addressing their challenge in efficiently using CFD for aerodynamics. The team, lacking CFD expertise, used TotalSim's TS Auto app to automate the process, streamlining the design of air ducts, rear wing, mounts, undertray, and running an aero map. The app's automated post-processing facilitated quick comparisons, leading to faster design times.

Some of the Series We've Worked On:

Formula 2

Garage 56


Touring Cars



Formula 3



Landspeed Cars and Bikes


Formula 1

Le Mans Prototype


World Series by Renault

Drag Racing

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