aero push

noun

Definition of aero push

auto racing
:an aerodynamic effect that causes a closely trailing car in a race to lose traction and maneuverability because of decreased downforce on its front wheels caused by the turbulence created by the leading car
  • The COT was supposed to eliminate the aero push via its adjustable front-end splitter and rear wing, both designed to better control the air flow between cars.
  • Bismarck Tribune3 Apr. 2007
  • Stock cars ruffle aerodynamics so much that cars in front of the pack handle much better than cars in the pack; the phenomenon is called aero push, which might as well be an epithet among drivers.
  • —Dave CaldwellNew York Times4 Aug. 2002

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First Known Use of aero push

1996


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