When buying a new car, most of us don’t think about aerodynamics. In fact, most of us don’t know what aerodynamics really are, and why should we? After all, we just want a smooth ride, great performance and outstanding gas mileage. However, aerodynamics play an important role in almost everything your car does, from better handling to a more comfortable ride.
Aerodynamics are nothing but the way airflows interact with your car, or according to NASA, “the way air moves around objects.” In other words, as your car accelerates, it displaces the air around it creating forces that work for or against it, depending on the design. Ideally, a vehicle with good aerodynamics uses air in its favor for several things including cooling the engine and breaks, ‘planting’ the car to the ground, and improving maneuverability at high speeds. Car manufacturers use drag coefficient to measure how aerodynamic a car is based on it’s shape.
For 2015, Ford engineers have completely redesigned the Mustang, allowing them to put a great emphasis on aerodynamics. With a more muscular look, Ford designers were able to bring the hood lower to the ground, which improves the air flow and puts less wind resistance. The Ford team went as far as redesigning the Mustang’s underbody to keep it closer to the ground. The all-new design also uses door-mounted mirrors to reduce wind noise when driving at highway speeds.
Although aerodynamics play an important role in a vehicle’s efficiency, the 2015 Ford Mustang keeps a balance between design and performance. We understand it’s not easy to have both good looks and aerodynamics, as some of the cars with the best drag coefficients turned out to be really hard on the eyes. Regardless, Ford design and engineering teams worked closely together to ensure the legendary Mustang was as attractive as ever.
Also, remember there’s nothing like test driving a new car to really understand what’s been put into it. Get in touch with us to get a feel for the 2014 Mustang, as you’ll have to wait until fall for the 2015 model. Stay tuned!
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