2013 - 2014 Ford Mustang GT
The GT Widebody Aerodynamic Kit for the Mustang 5.0 gives an aggressive look while enhancing the smooth and subtle lines. This 10 piece kit helps to improve overall handling and traction. This aerodynamic kit increases the front stance by +50mm per front fender and +50mm per rear fender. It allows installation of massive front wheel sizes of 20”x9.5” with 285/30/20 profile tires and rear wheel sizes of 20”x 12.5” with 345/25/20 profile tires.
To enhance stability, the Mustang Widebody Aerodynamic Kit includes a carbon fiber front wind splitter that is designed as a front undertray. The optional 71” (1,803mm) GT-250 Mustang Spec adjustable rear wing and optional rear diffuser adds additional downforce to help with overall stability.
This Aerodynamic Kit Includes:
- Widebody Front Bumper
- Carbon Fiber Wind Splitter/Undertray
- Widebody Front Fenders (50mm)
- Widebody Side Skirt
- Widebody Rear Quarter Panels and Gas Door (50mm)
- Widebody Rear Bumper
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
What is Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD):
Computational fluid dynamics is a specialized sub-discipline of fluid mechanics (the study of fluid physics) that involves using algebraic equations to solve fluid flow problems. CFD has origins in the aerospace industry dating back to the 1960s, where companies such as NASA, Boeing, Lockheed, and others developed their own CFD programs to perform the analysis needed for their aircraft designs.
Using mathematical modeling and numerical methods, computations performed using powerful CFD software enable us to quickly predict and simulate what will occur in fluid flow situations (velocity, pressure, density, and temperature vs. time). In comparison to performing experiments in wind tunnel laboratories, CFD allows us to perform simulations in much more cost-effective, virtual laboratories.
CFD in motorsports:
CFD is used successfully in all the top levels of motorsports, including Formula One, IndyCar, and even NASCAR. CFD is even used by car manufacturers in the development of many of today's road cars. Companies have invested tens of millions of dollars, if not more, to implement CFD design in their product. As a disclaimer, CFD is not 100% accurate. Many factors can affect the accuracy of CFD simulations, including accuracy of mathematical models, limits in computing power, and the scientist's ability to interpret the data that that comes out of the computer.
Despite its lack of total accuracy, modern-day aerodynamic design could not have progressed to its current state without the help of CFD. The results of CFD-developed automotive products are real, and can easily be seen in both race cars and road cars.