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International conference on vehicle aerodynamics

Public roads are today shared by a wide variety of shapes and sizes of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorbikes and bicycles, the efficiencies and performance of which are sensitive to aerodynamics characteristics. These characteristics influence energy use, emissions, refinement and handling which are increasingly important to customers. These demands, together with the necessity to comply …

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The new Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC

Following a comprehensive upgrade, the Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC opens up a new dimension in vehicle dynamics. With peak output of 280 kW (381 hp) and a maximum torque of 475 Nm, the entry-level model from Mercedes-AMG is the world’s most powerful compact sports model. The revised gear ratios, aerodynamic fine-tuning and the new DYNAMIC …

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2016 Camaro aerodynamic lift improvements

After 350 hours of wind tunnel testing – often 24 hours a day – the new Camaro will slip more easily through the wind, and drivers of the Camaro SS will experience an improvement in reduced aerodynamic lift. These changes illustrate the lengths the aerodynamics team went to for improved performance, stability, cooling and lower …

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The Next Generation Acura NSX in details

In advance of the market launch of the next generation Acura NSX, the engineers leading the supercar’s development shared new technical details and design strategies with the automotive engineering community at the April 22nd SAE Detroit Section dinner, held in conjunction with the SAE 2015 World Congress and Exhibition. Additional information about the team’s efforts …

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Story of the design of the Ferrari FXX K

The story of the design of the XX program’s latest product, named Red Dot Best of the Best It was designed and built specifically for the track with efficient aerodynamics and a sophisticated engine. Sebastian Vettel uttered an unforgettable “Mamma mia!” when he got his first taste of its power. Ironically, however, it has now won …

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