The swoopy new C7 body is the first to be fully developed by the pairing of Cynergy Composites and Tim McAmis Performance Parts’ composite manufacturing division, Velocity Composites.
With input from McAmis, Tim Hodgins of Cynergy designed the body entirely in 3D CAD, making the 2014 C7 the first Pro Modified body to make such a claim. The plug for the mold was cut on a CNC mill, and delivers the most accurate and symmetrical body ever built.
Through development, the chassis specs, wheels, tires, miscellaneous components, and driver models, were used to ensure exacting fitment and scaling of the body, resulting in a flawless transformation to a full size working product.
Said Hodgins, of the process, “After the plug was milled, we created a splash to test the full size design for the first time. At TMRC we created a mock-up chassis and verified everything we tested in our CAD design. It was very satisfying to see that everything we created in a digital environment transformed flawlessly into a full scale product.”
Tim McAmis summed up the design by stating: “We spent a lot of time working with Tim [Hodgins] to ensure the body was also user-friendly for the racers and builders. All too often, bodies are produced without this taken into consideration. While they might look cool, they leave a lot to be desired in terms of comfort and visibility for the driver and occasionally require an unusual chassis configuration. With the C7, you get the best of both world — a great level of comfort for the driver, a solid platform for the builder and a bad ass exterior design that is sure to draw attention.”
The CAD renderings seen here are just a small glimpse inside the painstaking design process. Thanks to such care being taken in the design process, the sports’ largest governing body, the NHRA, has already accepted the body for use in Pro Modified and Top Sportsman competition.
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Will fit 115" wheelbase
45" front overhang
Will accept 36" tall rear tire and 25" tall front
Suggested Mounted Ride Height 2"
Includes main clip, front clip, doors and trunk lid
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