Gordon Murray Explains T.50 Supercar’s Weird Rear Fan

Racing fans – and specially individuals who get a kick out of race car engineering – might be common with historic “supporter” automobiles like the Chaparral 2J, campaigned for a single season in the North American Can-Am sequence, or the Gordon Murray-developed BT46 Formulation 1 car. All those automobiles, way too, applied fans at the rear to pull air out from beneath the car in get to deliver extra downforce, but they relied upon skirts around the entire bottom of the car to proficiently “seal” the underbelly with the road – a thing that would by no means fly on a road car.

Rather, the GMA T.fifty, like the McLaren F1 before it, merely utilizes a supporter to speed up the air by a section of the rear diffuser, lowering the force beneath the car and creating downforce – no skirts required.

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