1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Wind Tunnel Test

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/17/2021

Sure, when it comes to racing, power is a major component in the equation of going fast and should be tailored to accordingly but what some people fail to recognize is the idea of that aerodynamics can also play a major role in making sure that all of that power can truly live up to its full potential.

If you take one look at the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, it most certainly might look kind of funky even by the standards of cars of its era but when you break it down, the numbers really make it all worth it is this car was able to carry out some impressive feats including rocketing to over 200 mph.

This time, we get the opportunity to follow along as the car is taken to the wind tunnel to see just how an off-the-wall and funky design like this can really play a big part in making sure that the vehicle is as aerodynamically as efficient as humanly possible.

Check out the video down below that takes you inside of this little experiment that brings all of these wild features to life and takes a stab at explaining why they are so important. What is your take on the battle of picking out or designing a car that is as aerodynamically as efficient as possible? Do you think that it is worth all of the time and money invested in this pursuit?