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Old 08-11-2021, 05:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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But this is neither up or down. Itís being tipped till the air spills over the lip at which point the air re-attaches to the gate briefly before exiting. Ford made their 2015 F150 tailgate wider at the top for the same reason, brief re-attachment for better aero. (1:40 mark in video)




The lip of the tipped gate is more than likely sub optimal. However, adding a properly designed airfoil to the top edge of the gate should produce a superior result.

There are a several super cars that have active aerodynamics. Spoilers that deploy and morph as speed and conditions dictate. This wouldnít be any different.

Itís a interesting concept.




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