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ground effect

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(Motor Racing) the improvement to the aerodynamic qualities of a low-slung motor vehicle resulting from a cushion of air beneath it
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Noun1.ground effect - apparent increase in aerodynamic lift experienced by an aircraft flying close to the ground
aerodynamic lift, lift - the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
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The expanded portfolio of accessories and performance parts includes second-generation ground effects, a black wing spoiler, fuel door with exposed carbon-fibre insert, black Camaro fender badges, cold-air induction kits, Recaro performance seats, Brembo six-piston front brake upgrade kit and more.
Other customizations seem almost endless: ground effects, a custom stainless-steel grill, a hood-mounted ram air system, and true to form, a custom-made namesake Road Runner both on the hood's underside and between the rear seats.
Over the past few decades, scholars have studied ground effects by using experimental and numerical simulation methods.
The vehicle features a custom orange and black colour theme with Satin Graphite ground effects, stripes and 20-inch wheels.
The Carbon 65 Edition package (available on Grand Sport and Z06 trims) will include Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior (blue top on convertibles), unique fender stripes and door graphics, black whe-els with machined grooves paired with summer-only tyres (cup-style wheels for Grand Sport and blade-style wheels for the Z06), blue brake calipers, visible carbon-fibre ground effects, hood section and roof (coupe models) or tonneau inserts (convertible models), new visible carbon-fibre spoiler (all models) and quarter intake ducts (coupe), centre caps with carbon logo, carbon flash badges and outside mirrors, jet black suede-wrapped interior with blue stitching, carbon-fibre steering wheel rim and gloss carbon-fibre interior trim, competition sport seats and Carbon 65 Edition sill plates.
To account for the ground effect and partial ground effects in the simulator, the thrust model is modified as
Last year's donors included: Roche Brothers, Bertucci's, BJ's Wholesale Club, Faris Farms Florists, Ground Effects Landscaping, and The Training Associates.
The target operates through two divisions: aftermarket and OEM, under the respective brands of Line-X and Ground Effects. The aftermarket segment has 465 franchise locations across the US and Canada and specialises in protective coatings for pick-up truck beds.
Among those showcased are the Precor treadmills equipped with the patented Ground Effects and Integrated Footplant technology, which absorbs impact and adjusts to natural fluctuations in stride; the Precor Elliptical Cross Trainer, built with the exclusive CrossRamp technology that allows the user to target different muscle groups with just a click of a button; the Adaptive Motion Trainer which lets fitness enthusiasts personalize their workouts; and the P80 Console which features a touch screen and comes with preloaded exercise programs.
So it's got F1 aerodynamics, F1 materials, F1 systems, F1 venturis and ground effects, then a big dollop of fantasy on top of that."