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Aerodynamics



 
 
Front lift (at 157mph)
Rear lift (at 157mph)
Wing down
64 kg
136 kg
Wing up
5 kg
14 kg
   
We can also reduce the influence of underside airflow by covering the car's bottom by a smooth undertray, as shown in this Ferrari F355. This avoid turbulence and lift. 
 

 
Cd
Model
Remark
0.137
Ford Probe V (1986)
Concept car 
0.19
GM EV1 (1996)
Electric car
0.26
Opel Calibra (1989)
2.0i base model
0.27
Mercedes E230 (1996)
--
0.27
VW Passat (1997)
--
0.27
Lexus LS400 (1997)
--
0.27
BMW 318i (1998)
--
 
 
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