Ford details how it wind tunnel tested its new GT

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is hoping to deliver its first GT supercars to consumers by the end of the year, but the Michigan automaker says it isn’t quite done fine-tuning the aerodynamics.

In this new video, Ford shows us how it utilizes Wind Tunnel 8 at its Allen Park, Michigan, engineering facility to make the GT ever so slightly more slippery and to aid its high speed stability as much as possible.

The film shows off the GT’s active aerodynamics—specifically, its active rear wing that can change its position in order to provide more or less downforce in an effort to improve both handling and efficiency. Naturally, the car’s aerodynamics will help it make the most of all its power.

“One of the great things about this car, as dynamic and beautiful as the design is, 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,” Ford engineering supervisor Nick Terzes said in a statement. “It was put there because it has a function.” 

Ford is actually working on the GT 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to get it ready for the handful of well-heeled buyers who have lined up to buy one. A production-ready GT popped onto the scene at, of all places, the 24 Hours of Le Mans recently—a fitting venue for the Blue Oval’s tribute to its racing past.

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