Advances in race car aerodynamics translate to road cars in unlikely ways. Apart from generating downforce, front wings are also useful for getting ice off your car windows.

If you’re looking for longevity in your impromptu Ferrari ice scrapers, it’s advisable to look for scale models made of carbon fiber instead of injection molded plastic


which can snap under duress.

You can choose any Formula One car built in the past 40 years to serve as your ice scraper. It doesn’t have to be a Ferrari but if you won’t settle for anything other than the best, look past the Ferrari F2005 in the photos above and go for Mauro Forghieri’s Ferrari 312T5 driven by Jody Scheckter and Gilles Villeneuve in 1980, which could have handled a full race track of ice with pizzazz.

Photo Credit: Viktor Palásti, Mark McArdle