Subject to schedule of work and parts used
Rolling Road Demo
Mustang MD-500 AWD DYNO
The Regal Autosport Rolling Road is a a Mustang MD-500 AWD dyno with custom TAT software. The Mustang MD-500 AWD dyno is a mechanically linked strain gauge type dynamic load cell dyno. The way it measures power is that it applies a variable load on the primary mover (in this case the drums) and measures the PM’s ability to move this. The TAT software then records this and finally calculates the output based on the measurement plus the strain gauge/load cell and the speed sensor.
This software measures run-down drag after every run, this takes into account things like the parasitic losses of the dyno, vehicles powertrain i.e. gearbox and tyre friction. As this changes on every run it is measures on every run, as well as this it has all of the usual items such as weather station.
2WD Rolling Road Run
RWD/4WD Rolling Road Run
A key reason why we chose the Mustang MD-500 AWD dyno and imported it from the USA a number of years ago, specifically is that it is a mechanically linked dyno that can also be delinked for 2WD testing. Most dyno’s on the market that are “AWD” are not mechanically linked, this causes a HUGE amount of costly issues with cars that use a non-permeant clutch actuated AWD system like VW/Audi’s Haldex, Porsche Carrera 4/Turbo AWD, R8/Gallardo/Huracan where, if the wheel speeds aren’t the same front to rear the clutch unit can try to compensate, dramatically increasing wear, reducing life and resulting in costly repairs.