View Single Post
Old 12-24-2019, 01:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
PSmodder lurker
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chino
Posts: 1,568
Thanks: 24
Thanked 861 Times in 496 Posts
Flexible carbon fiber ailerons

The McLaren Speedtail ha a 4.0 L twin-turbo V8 in combination with an electric motor has been highly massaged for a high-speed aero effeciency. It has hit over 250 mph over 30 speed tests.
One of the more more interesting details were the flexible carbon fiber ailerons that are integrated into the larger rear clamshell cover. The carbon fiber layers are strategically laid out to allow flexible hinges be hydraulically actuated. It moves the flaps up or down depending on the aero requirements. It could be used as an airbrake or finely balance the car at high speeds.*

  Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to botsapper For This Useful Post:
aerohead (12-26-2019), slime (01-11-2020), Xist (01-15-2020)