How a retired F-16 pilot gave the Camaro ZL1 its aerodynamic grip

Watch how retired F-16 pilot Tom Frolin, the lead development engineer for aerodynamics for General Motors, used computational fluid dynamics and over 100 hours in two different wind tunnels to develop the aerodynamics of the Chevy Camaro ZL1.


GM engineers claim that the new super-muscle car from the bowtie-badged-brand will be the first performance car the General's ever built that will have either zero — neutral — or negative, downforce-producing, lift.

This quick video produced by Chevy's marketing team gives a quick look at how they're trying to do it. We'll find out how well they were able to do it when we drive the car ourselves, thank you very much.

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