Cool car fact.

imageThe idea of a car driving upside down might seem preposterous, the kind of stunt seen in dumb action movies. However, science has assured us that it is indeed possible for a car to drive on the ceiling.Race cars, specifically those used for Formula One racing, are designed with inverted wings. They work in the opposite fashion to aircraft wingsā€”instead of generating lift, they generate downforce, which pushes the car down against the ground. While this might seem counterproductive in relation to achieving high speeds, the downforce has a practical use: It allows F1 cars to take corners at a velocity that would otherwise send them flying off the road. All an F1 car would need to do to drive upside down is to generate a downforce equal to or greater than its own weight.

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