2017 Ford GT Front Moveable Elements and Underwing

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Air doors on the Ford GT’s mechatronic front underwing (Source: Multimatic)
The flaps open and close depending on whether GT’s wing is up or down, so the car remains aerodynamically balanced from front to back at all speeds. When the wing is up, the ducts close to increase downforce; when the wing is down, the ducts open to decrease downforce.
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High Downforce
Full-width, high-downforce front underwing enabled by zero-width “keel”
At high ride height, the downforce has a balance of 30 percent front.  In low ride height, the downforce balance is maintained at 29 percent front.
Track mode raises the wing and closes the front splitter ducts for optimal downforce for spirited, closed-course driving.

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