#1106: WingChill

I’ve been reading about the McLaren sports cars (great design, but a website so annoying I’m not going to post the link).

Today’s invention is for high-performance, mid-engined vehicles like these.


Since many are equipped with an inverted wing section to increase downthrust, this should actually be the vehicle’s radiator.

Coolant could flow directly from the engine, up the support struts on the leading edge and down the rear pair. This would raise the centre of gravity only slightly whilst greatly improving heat removal from the engine (and possibly allowing the car’s frontal area to be reduced too).

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