Definition of downforce in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdounfôrs/


A force acting on a moving vehicle having the effect of pressing it down toward the ground, giving it increased stability. Downforce is produced by a combination of air resistance and gravity.
Example sentences
  • The nose and flat bottom are designed for ground effect and there is positive downforce over the front axle.
  • But then you still need a soft tyre because the corners are very slow and you don't have the downforce to keep the tyre on the ground.
  • Grip levels are very high thanks to the sorted chassis and at higher speeds thanks to the downforce package.

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Syllabification: down·force

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