A device attatched to a car- usually at the rear, that changes the aerodynamic shape of a vehicle, reduces drag- which does not add downforce- and acts as a rear diffuser, eliminating a vacuum effect at the rear end of the car and improving gas milage.
Often mistaken for a wing or airfoil, which does the opposite by creating drag.
Before you hit that down button, google wing vs. spoiler.
Often mistaken as a type of airfoil or wing, spoilers do not increase down force of the rear wheels, but actually reduce it.
A specific type of race car, typically american muscle cars. This class of vehicles are highly tuned, intended for pro-class races, but still have the ability to be street-legal (that they have proper safety features, lights and signals, and depending on jurisdictions, keep within a specified weight-to-horsepower ratio.) Commonly seen pro/street cars are Chevy Novas, Chevelles, Plymouth Cudas, Dodge Chargers and Challengers.
Billy Bob just took his pro/street Plymouth Duster to the tack. He got a 10-second ET on the 1320
1. Dead-stop drag: Where a solo car, or two competing cars, line up on a track at a common point side-by side (traffic light or starting gate). At the signal the vehicle(s) take off and race in a /usually/ straight line to get the best lap time.
2. Rolling-start drag: When one or more vehicle(s) approaches another already driving, and initiates a drag race- usually by 'revving' their engines or flashing their headlights, and drag race to get the most distance between the opponent(s)- usually the race ends around 3 or 4 car lengths. This type of race is usually interrupted by 5-0 or traffic.
1. I went to a drag race the other day and a camaro got a 10-second run
2. I went drag racing with my buddy in his car, and we beat a mustang on his crotch rocket by 6 car lengths
American-manufactured vehicles with all the 'thrills' of import ricers. Typically featuring a four banger engine and sometimes come included with (or added by the owner) a forced induction system. While these are sometimes accepted as 'better' than import ricers because they have American manufactured badges on them, they still are cheaply made, easily mass-produced vehicles that- like any vehicle- can be made 'faster' with a turbocharger. Often seen with giant unneccissary wings- improperly labeled as a spoiler (as they are front-wheel drive), a fart cannon, and altezza lights.
An automotive wing is a device attatched to the rear end of a vehicle to improve the down force of the rear wheels. Often it is confused with a spoiler, which simply changes the aerodynamic shape of the vehicle, but doesnt provide enough change to apply any downwards force.
Another misconseption is the uselessness of them on front-wheel drive ricers. Though often improperly installed, the actual 'wing' part can sometimes be reversed, depending on manufacturer, to reduce drag on the backside of the car, making it lighter, and applying more force to the front wheels.