Performance Blue at Chicago Auto Show

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    The drivers side is open for the airbox feed. The passenger side is closed because you dont want as much air as possible in there. Any additional, non-necessary air for cooling is just building pressure under the hood, causing lift on the front end, causing the hood to lift up at high speeds. They only want what air is necessary for cooling and no more.
     
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    Yeah, there's definitely an engineering rationale, but that visual asymmetry does make me nuts, I hated it on my GT before I hacked out the front grill :D
     
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    That caliper clearance is bad for a street car. On track it is going to be far worse. One piece of rubber from the track will fill that gap and the clear coat at the very least is gone.
     
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    Yeah that is probably correct. I assume there is logical engineering behind it but asthetically I don't like it. And for my purpose, driving around town, occasional 1/4 mile run the extra airflow I assume would be more beneficial.

    On a side note where is that air going when it hits a brick wall? Wouldn't the next logical place be to the opening next to it? So doesn't the air (to some degree) get pushed through the opening anyway?
     
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    I was at the show Saturday morning when it opened and sadly the GT500 was not there. They only had the Bullit and the heritage GT and a few regular Mustangs. I even asked and they said no it wasn't at this show. They must have displayed it for the charity event then shipped it out before the show opened. They did have the 400hp Explorer there. Gorgeous.
     
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    Lol, been there done that. I'd be less worried about rubber. The real worry is rocks/pebbles. Many times have I had pebbles jump into the wheel area and lodge themselves between brake calipers and inner wheel barrels. I once had a large enough pebbled jump up, into the wheel area and find its way between the wheel's inner lip and the strut/knuckle area and gouge the shit out of a wheel (close wheel-to-strut clearance).
     
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    Yup. You want to direct as much airflow [as needed] to the area in need (and than make sure it is exhausted enough per application req). In this case, to the heat exchangers. What you dont want is air just going all over the place creating drag and front-end lift.

    Simple answer: Because efficient airflow management.
     
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    The wheel well has vented liners. The air coming into the side heat exchangers exits into the wheel well via these liner vents. There are no fender vents other than that, from what I saw on the car,. Obviously nothing like the GT350. So, I assume they just deal with the turbulence and pressure... There aren't even fascia side curtains to help pull the wheel well air out and around the side of the car - just the vented side-skirts.
     
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    Damnit! How did you get tickets? I had a friend that was going to try and get an extra for me but she couldn't make it work.
     
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    Clearances like that are not unusual though. A lot of Porsches are like that.
     
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    I went on Sunday morning and it was definitely there, parked directly inside the South Hall main entrance between the heritage blue/orange GT and the green Mustang Bullitt and facing towards Toyota’s exhibit space.

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    There is a metallic coating on the inside of the wheel barrel. I suspect it's there for heat management as well as protection from aforementioned pebbles.
     
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    The bastards! I waited in line until the show opened. Even had to listen to fat-ass Pritzker and rush in to see nothing. I even asked one of the Ford reps there if they had the GT500 and he said no. They must have had it in the back from the charity event and put it back out Saturday night. A $13 waste. Now I have to go back and see it this weekend. 20190209_101237_resized.jpg 20190209_101254_resized.jpg 20190209_101335_resized.jpg 20190209_101418_resized.jpg
     
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    They couldn't extend the stripes all the way to the edges? Small detail yes, but bothersome nonetheless.
     
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    That wheel caliper clearance is a nightmare waiting to happen. As we all know, those wheels are not going to be cheap to replace or repair.
     
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    I was there Saturday and it was there. We got there in the afternoon around 2.
     
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    I am sorry to those who missed it for some reason but a friend of mine seen it there Tuesday.
     
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    Ceramic, not a metallic coating. It isn't there for debris but rather for heat. It gouges and chips fairly easily but does a great job managing extreme heat from the brakes.

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    Took a few liberties...... 20190213_125200.jpg 20190213_125345.jpg
     
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