As part of the extensive testing of the all-new Ford GT, the vehicle has undergone several sessions in the wind tunnel at Allen Park, Michigan, at airspeeds approaching 125mph (200km/h).
Nick Terzes, vehicle engineering supervisor, Ford Performance, said, “We effectively test 24/7 and the prime reason we come to the tunnel is to get the actual physical data on the vehicle. We’ll look at interior wind-noise acoustics, and the aerodynamics of the vehicle.
Development of the all-new Ford GT focuses on functional design and active airflow management, as Terzes explained: “One of the great things about this car, as dynamic and beautiful as the design is, [is that]every single opening has a purpose on the car. So if you see a large grille, if you see a scoop, it’s wasn’t just put there to look good, it has a function.
“In the end, all these late hours, all these weekends that we work, are absolutely worth it to be a part of a program like this, and to create the ultimate GT.”
For a video of the testing underway click here.
July 27, 2016