Posted: 30 Jun 2010
Probably of more interest to Ferrari is the aerodynamic package that includes some real-deal features that might have more direct technological trickle-down than the lonely drip from the rarefied heights of F1. A new system called ‘Actiflow' can increase downforce or decrease drag depending on conditions thanks to a new porous material in the diffuser (it looks like pumice stone) and two fans in the boot that channel airflow from under the car out through two vents replacing the rear lights. You may think this stuff is unlikely to make it to a road car, but the grilles in the rear of the 430 Scud that vent the high pressure from inside the wheel arch (reducing rear-end lift) come directly from a system used on the FXX project. It's nearer than you think.