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  • Aerodynamics

Every car is produced as aerodynamically as possible. This means that there is as little air resistance as possible. The air should move as smoothly as possible around the sides, top and under the car while driving, with as little resistance as possible. The higher the car, or the flatter the front, the less aerodynamic this car will be. During the production of the car, various scale models are made and tested for aerodynamics in a wind tunnel. They are adjusted if necessary, for example with tighter lines or a different shape of the door mirrors. Wind is then blown over the car that is mixed with smoke. It is then easy to see whether the car is aerodynamic, or whether adjustments are needed.

Aerodynamics are also considered at the bottom of the car. There is often a lot of plastic underlayment under the car and the engine block and gearbox are often not even visible anymore. The bottom is then almost one visible whole, through which the air flows easily. The air then experiences no resistance to, for example, openings, protruding parts, etc.

A sports car is usually low and has clean lines. The air has as little resistance as possible (see the picture below).