Torque Shop

In the overall design of a car, aerodynamics is an important aspect for developing a body shape that travels smoothly through the air while maintaining stability at speed.

Tests in hugely expensive purpose-built wind tunnels are used by car manufacturers to simulate the behaviour of air as the car travels through varying atmospheric conditions. The studies also reveal how the car's stability is affected in the presence of high-speed airflow.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 25, 2020, with the headline 'Torque Shop'. Print Edition | Subscribe