Built in 1997, the Galleria del Vento went through an 18-month refurbishment in order for the Scuderia to have a better chance against Red Bull in Formula 1.
It is extremely important for Simone Origone, the world record holder for speed skiing at 155.9 mph, to absolutely minimize drag. When he needs to test how cleanly he cuts through the air, he goes to the wind tunnel at automotive design house Pininfarina.
For 30 years, engineers in GM's Aerodynamics Laboratory have improved automotive fuel economy with this, the world's largest wind tunnel designed for automotive applications. This week, on the tunnel's 30th birthday, here's an amazing look inside.
This is the supersonic wind tunnel at Tennessee's Arnold Air Force Base. Whatever you do, don't stand there when they turn it up to Mach 4. Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Lance Cheung.
It's no secret that a car with slick coefficient of friction will be better on gas. So Volvo decided to build a top-notch wind tunnel in Sweden that they claim is an improvement on traditional test facilities. Volvo's wind tunnel allows a simulated road under the car at-speed, while most tunnels just leave the wheels…