The Staff of Motorsport Marketing
The Staff of Motorsport Marketing Writer
9/22/17 7:08 a.m.

So you’ve got the biggest possible tires, a ton of horsepower and a fully tuned suspension. What’s next to make your car faster? Likely it’s time for some aero modifications–assuming, of course, that your racing regs don’t prohibit them.

“Aero mods,” you say, “doesn’t that require lots of developme…

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Nemesis
Nemesis
9/27/17 12:36 p.m.

Good article!

Do you have the data on the performance difference with the aero and without?

Thank you

 

67LS1
67LS1 New Reader
3/24/20 5:27 p.m.

The top illustration showing airflow over a spoiler is so wrong it's laughable. That is not what rear a spoiler does to airflow at all. The down force generated is due to the high pressure area created forward of the spoiler, not by air hitting the spoiler and turning up.

Olemiss540
Olemiss540 Reader
3/24/20 5:40 p.m.

Someone should go back to 2017 and kick this guy right in the nutz amiright?

67LS1
67LS1 New Reader
3/24/20 5:49 p.m.

Does wrong expire? 

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) PowerDork
3/24/20 6:11 p.m.

Have either of you two read the entire article? The writer covers all those points.

Olemiss540
Olemiss540 Reader
3/24/20 6:51 p.m.
67LS1 said:

Does wrong expire? 

If you dig deeper in the archives you can probably find someone else that's an idiot. I know it makes me feel better about myself as well.

2013 was an especially bad year for morons.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa HalfDork
3/24/20 7:51 p.m.

In reply to 67LS1 :

For a two dimensional rendering of a four dimensional process, it isn't that bad

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
6/26/20 4:44 p.m.
67LS1 said:

The top illustration showing airflow over a spoiler is so wrong it's laughable. That is not what rear a spoiler does to airflow at all. The down force generated is due to the high pressure area created forward of the spoiler, not by air hitting the spoiler and turning up.

It's more complicated than just the pressure differential between the top side of the trunk and the underbody.  And the high pressure area is able to form thanks to the turning provided by the spoiler.

So, really, it's both.  Not one, or the other...

but, then again, as already pointed out: the articles actually explains it that way.

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