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What Drags You Back?

The concept of drag is key to understanding vehicle aerodynamics. Welcome to “car aerodynamics 101.”

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Wind tunnel testing at Mercedes-Benz (c. Daimler Media Site)

Slipping away

Aerodynamic drag is dependent on the shape of the vehicle, and the “slipperiness” of a vehicle’s body is expressed with a “drag coefficient,” usually abbreviated as Cx or Cd.




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Matteo Licata

Matteo Licata

I’ve been obsessed with cars for as long as I remember and, after working in automobile design for a decade, now I am a content creator. Top Writer about Design

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