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ECN Magazine - Aston Martin's Aeroblade Revolutionizes Automotive Downforce Aerodynamics

Car makers are getting more serious about manipulating air flow through the vehicle, rather than just around it. We saw a good example of that with the new Aston Martin DB11, which was revealed at the Geneva motor show earlier this month. 

On the rear of the GT supercar, the designers and engineers incorporated what they described as a “virtual spoiler.” This involved trunking air from intakes situated at the base of the C-pillars and running it under the bodywork to emerge vertically along the rear of the car.