Ten Road Cars With the Coolest Racing-Inspired Aerodynamics

Ten Road Cars With the Coolest Racing-Inspired Aerodynamics

We live in a world where street cars have aerodynamic features inspired by race cars. How cool is that?

One of the most exciting developments in modern performance cars is the increased use of clever, race-inspired aerodynamics. While it used to be that most street car spoilers were for decoration only, we now get cars that generate real downforce in innovative ways.
Ferrari 488 GTB Active Diffuser Flaps

Ferrari 488 GTB Active Diffuser FlapsĀ 

The F50 was the last Ferrari that offered a big decklid wing, but that doesn’t mean Maranello’s not using clever aerodynamics. On the contrary, Ferrari develops all sorts of neat, hidden solutions to move the air around the car. On theĀ 488 GTB and Spider, Ferrari uses active flaps in the diffuser which open at high speeds to reduce drag.
Ford GT Flying Buttresses

Ford GT Flying Buttresses

Flying buttresses are all the rage right now, but no car uses them as heavily as the new Ford GT. The car channels air through the bodywork, alongside the passenger compartment and through the rear wing to generate real downforce, even when the active rear wing is lowered.