downforce

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downforce

(ˈdaʊnˌfɔːs)
n
(Automotive Engineering) a force produced by air resistance plus gravity that increases the stability of an aircraft or motor vehicle by pressing it downwards
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Then if so," said Don Quixote, "here is a case for the exercise of my office, to put down force and to succour and help the wretched.
The anniversary edition of the Golf GTI, the Golf GTI Clubsport will have more power, as well as revisions to the design, equipment and aerodynamic fine-tuning - featuring a high power output and significantly improved down force.
They are especially effective when used in conjunction with EMKA compression latches to optimise pull down force.
A rear fixed wing and larger front spoiler are unique to this special edition and help improve high-speed down force.
The newly designed front bumper improves down force and steering turn-in.
The package also includes a carbon fibre front splitter and rear spoiler that provide 339 pounds of down force at 150mph.
Among other claims, there is a 2G cornering capability on road legal production cup tyres and 610 kg down force at 260 kmh utilising advanced active under and over body aerodynamics.
Security Council scheduled a vote Friday to renew its controversial mission in Haiti for a year, but with a pared down force.
He added: "Formula One is different with down force, but I was just absolutely impressed with the car.
They create increased down force on the front axle and together with the steeply inclined rear wing bring the vehicle into aerodynamic equilibrium.
Engineers have incorporated handling and aerodynamic lessons learned from Maserati's three racing programs and as a result the MC Stradale produces more aerodynamic down force than the "standard" GranTurismo S without producing more aerodynamic drag.
And to that end it produces more aerodynamic down force without extra aerodynamic drag, and more power - 450bhp - without using more fuel.