When a Formula 1 car races around a track, the driver has to always be conscious of his cornering speed. If the driver moves in too fast, it’s the beginning of an accident. Move too slow however, and it’s the same result. While the excessive speed is self explanatory, the slower speeds may puzzle some.
Truth be told, it has everything to do with aerodynamics and the amount of downforce on the car. The more downforce, the more pressure the car applies to the road, resulting in more grip from the tires — and faster lap times. The same desires reside in the 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1’s development engineers, who locked the 580-horsepower Shelby Mustang fighter for a total of 100 hours in order to optimize aerodynamic improvement. The video shown below celebrates the process. +20 awesome points to the ZL1’s lead development engineer, who is a retired F-16 fighter pilot.