The Polaris Slingshot front splitter V2 by DDMWorks is designed to help manage the airflow on the front of the Polaris Slingshot, increasing front down-force, reducing lift and increasing airflow through the radiator. The splitter is CNC cut from a single piece of thick 1/4" ABS and mounts securely to the front of the Polaris Slingshot using precision laser cut stainless steel brackets and stainless steel hardware. The DDMWorks Polaris Slingshot splitter also comes with a stainless steel air diverter mounted in the center of the splitter that channels air directly into the radiator and intercooler (if installed) to help even more with cooling. This air diverter also increases down-force on the front of the Slingshot more than just the splitter alone. The tough ABS splitter also helps protect the front of your Slingshot from being damaged from scraping on steep driveways. The Splitter can be installed in just a couple hours on jack stands with regular hand tools.
Development of this splitter included extensive wind-tunnel testing at the A2 wind tunnel in North Carolina. We were excited to be the first aftermarket company to take a Polaris Slingshot to a wind-tunnel to do this kind of testing and development and create new products from what we learned. The wind tunnel testing showed the front splitter was very effective in reducing the lift normally with stock Polaris Slingshots without increasing drag. The simple addition of the DDMWorks front splitter in the wind tunnel testing showed a dramatic reduceduction in front lift from a coefficient of .106 to .041, which is over a 60% reduction. That means at 80mph, the lifting force on the front of the Slingshot is reduced from 45 pounds to only 17 pounds of lift. This splitter works so well, that we even use it on our record setting 1 mile land speed Slingshot to keep us stable at 160+mph.
The V2 front splitter also uses 3D printing technology for the center supports. With the use of this technology we were able to make a more aerodynamic shape for the supports, but keep the weight and price lower than if we would have made the piece from aluminum. The 3D printed parts are made from the same ABS material as the splitter itself and are light weight, but offer very strong support.