Wilmink Performance is the exclusive European distributor for AFR – Air Flow Research
For over 45 years, Air Flow Research has been a leader in the production of high-quality aluminum cylinder heads. Like every engine specialist, the secret to increasing power and performance lies in the cylinder head. This complete dedication has ensured that the AFR cylinder heads can be found in the most powerful engines of the fastest racing cars.
Air Flow Research pioneered revolutionary CNC machine techniques in the early 1970s and became an important consultant for General Motors in the 1980s and designed cast iron and aluminum heads for the still popular phase 3, 4, 5 and 6 Bowtie Small Block Chevy. They also experimented with wet-flow technology, after which many racing teams, including within NASCAR, started using these cylinder heads.
The 1990s were dominated by the advanced Cast Billet technology and the design and production of aluminum cylinder heads for a much broader customer base and at an affordable price. For example, heads were introduced for the popular Gen-2 Small Block Chevy LT-1 and LT-4 engine programs.
Over the past almost 20 years, further refining of CNC technology and a new production facility have led to the expansion of production lines for a wide range of engines. For example, products have been added for Small Block Chevy, Big Block Chevy, Small Block Ford, Gen 3 LS1 and more. Air Flow Research is fully specialized in the racing market and supplies a large number of racing teams and adrenaline junkies with its products.