Sign in to your Car Throttle accountContinue with Facebook
From what I remember, Ground effect worked by forcing air through a duct on the bottom or the side of the car, and then bottle necking it, so it’ll force air through towards the back faster, allowing the car to stick to the ground more.
Could someone elaborate in more detail or correct me?
Just send links if you can.
These days, especially in my country, Australia, it’s getting much harder and harder to buy a new manual car.
I’m about to get my first car, and my parents obviously want a car that is safe (which isn’t hard to find these days) and have cheap maintenance. But trying to find an good car, that is a manual, is really difficult, even more so that the state I live in is ultra-restrictive on what cars you can use on a probationary licence.
I’ve seen the Focus ST’s and Golf GTI’s (technically a regular WRX is allowed, but only in Auto for some stupid reason), but I find that there are a ton of Great cars available in my price range, but majority are Automatic (WRX a classic case in point, even though it’s a CVT).
So, is it time we release our prejudice on Automatics, to bite the bullet and acknowledge that the Manual gearbox is a dying breed and is on it’s final legs? (Depending on countries)
To sum up, ‘Can a petrol head use a regular, non performance-orientated, automatic car without shame?