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Old 01-11-2019, 08:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
Vman455
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
I've always wanted to see computer adjustable wings that reduce downforce when traction is not needed, and increase it when it is.
Those exist, but only on very expensive cars. I think there was a thread a while back where I posted of bunch of cars that had active spoilers or wings (edit: found it!). Add to that list the Ford GT discussed in that thread, Pagani Huayra, and Lamborghini Huracan Performante, which uses ducted airflow through its wing to alter downforce side-to-side. Also, the Aston Martin DB11 uses a ducted slot called an AeroBlade as a virtual spoiler, by spitting a sheet of air normal to the body surface after the rear window. I don't think that one can be turned off, but the plate in front of it may be movable to alter the angle of the windsheet.

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