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The strangest airborne cars in the world of motor racing

All sports cars and race cars created for motor racing require careful aerodynamic design and research during the production process. Without aerodynamic spoilers, air ducts and other body kit can not do any one car that participates in auto racing. Thanks to the bodywork, sports cars have the lowest aerodynamic air resistance, which increases the downforce of the car on the sport track. But sometimes, engineers, developing innovative airborne, come to a standstill. As a result, some sports cars and race cars get amazing and strange body kits. Here are the top 10 strangest aerials in the world of motorsport.

Cars prepared to participate in the racing Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM)
The strangest airborne cars in the world of motor racing

Without various air ducts, aerodynamic channels and diffusers, there would be no racing Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM). Racing cars that participate in these types of body racing, in their free time from competitions, are constantly being tested in a wind tunnel. Thanks to the research of aerodynamics, engineers constantly create new unthinkable aerodynamic body kits for sports cars, for which the extra fraction of a second on the track is important.

It is worth noting that many sports cars that participate in DTM car races are similar in appearance to many cars found on ordinary roads, as they do not look like race cars with Formula 1. They have the same optics as serial cars, and even some models have a place under the license plate. The only thing that distinguishes them is a sporty unusual and sometimes strange aerodynamic body kit.

2015 Honda IndyCar: Aerodynamic Kit
The strangest airborne cars in the world of motor racing
The Honda car created for IndyCar racing is impressive on the one hand, and discouraging on the other hand, since it’s hard to imagine why such a car class has such an aero panel. This type of body kit is called “wings on the wings.” According to the representative of the company Honda, it is not just a body kit for beauty, but in fact is able to perform an important function for any car – to increase the downforce of the car.

By the way, this aero kit is available not only for Honda cars. For example, the Honda company to order can make a similar airborne for some models of sports cars. The average cost of a body kit is 75,000 dollars.

Cars created for racing survival World Figure-8
High and transparent rear wings of cars that participate in three-hour races in Indianapolis, surprised even connoisseurs of motorsport. The meaning of these races is in the G8 movement. These unusual rear wings are designed to allow drivers to see through the transparent rear body kit what is happening behind the car. Watch the video and you will understand why it is important that the wings are transparent.

McLaren MP4-20
The strangest airborne cars in the world of motor racing
When McLaren first showed this car to the public, experts doubted that unusual solutions to the aerodynamics of the car provide any advantage. This car model was released in 2005 under the designation MP4-20. Initially, the aerodynamic wings of the car did not play any role to reduce the aerodynamic drag of the air. But in 2006, McLaren upgraded the car, conducting the development on the basis of research in the wind tunnel. As a result, the model gained an advantage due to the active strange and unusual body kit.

Arrows A22
The strangest airborne cars in the world of motor racing
This car was racing Formula 1 (2001 season). Pay attention to the front kit of the car. Very strange decision of developers. This body element was supposed to improve aerodynamics. But in the end it did not help to take at least some decent place in the competition. The fact is that a car can be better than its competitors only on paper, on the basis of calculations. The most important thing in Formula 1 is a racer who is able to surprise on the track. By the way, the FIA ​​(Formula 1 Race Federation) decided that such an element of the car is not appropriate in races, and imposed a ban on the use of similar elements on race cars that participate in competitions.

Sports version for auto racing Scion tC
Front-wheel sports cars for auto racing are usually ridiculed by experts and car racing enthusiasts. But not Scion tC. This racing car is a sin to criticize. The machine has a power of 900 hp. Thanks to the most powerful turbine, this car does not like jokes to itself and is able to conquer many competitors on the track. In order to protect the car from the flight into space, the designers developed a very unusual and funny body kit, which increases the aerodynamic downforce. So if you think that the front spoiler is not needed, then remember that this front-wheel drive car and everything will become clear to you.

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