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Lotus to trial upgrades to its Coanda exhaust in Austin

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November 12, 2012 9:51 AM

It's not a made up name, as I thought, it's actually a concept that was known about over 200 years ago. In the concept that expelled (exhausted) air will cling to a convex surface thereby providing lift for aircraft. Turn it upside down and you get downforce. These engineers are brilliant, are they not? Gets it's name from Henri Coanda, a Romanian aerodynamics pioneer and not from Loreal, Paris as I at first suspected.

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