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Why do sports cars  ?  have a slim shape compared to normal SUVs  ? ?

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    • Keyur Kanade
      Ansys Employee

      Why do sports cars ? have a slim shape compared to normal SUVs ? ?

    • Karthik R
      Administrator

      Hello @kkanade

      Sports cars are designed in such a way that the drag force experienced by them is minimal. Drag is the component of the aerodynamic force parallel to the relative wind, or free stream velocity, acting on the center of pressure of a body.   The drag is a force that slows down a moving body. The more streamlined a body is the lower would be the drag acting on it.

      If you'd like to learn more about the physics of drag then check out this free course by Ansys -

      Exploring the Physics of Drag | Ansys Innovation Courses

      https://courses.ansys.com/index.php/courses/exploring-drag-and-physics/
      This fun and engaging course will teach you about the basics of aerodynamics, the phenomenon known as drag, and how airplanes stay up in the air.

    • Keyur Kanade
      Ansys Employee
      That's so cool!!! Thanks @Kremella !
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