Watch a YouTuber build a vacuum-effect RC car inspired by a Formula 1 legend

The downforce is strong with this one.
Derya Ozdemir

Have you ever heard of the legendary Brabham BT46? This Formula One racing car, designed by Gordon Murray, was truly revolutionary.

The BT46 was a fast aluminum alloy monocoque with a trapezoidal cross-section. It made use of an early version of the carbon brakes that were extensively utilized by the mid-1980s, which were inspired by the aerospace industry. The fact that Murray was able to compensate for the massive engine and fuel tanks by constructing a comparatively light design with a low frontal cross-section due to the lack of traditional radiators, which is vital for reducing drag, was perhaps the most distinctive component of the engineering.

The car was outfitted with a big fan and ground effect skirts to generate low pressure underneath it, virtually generating a vacuum that sucked it onto the pavement. In this video by YouTuber ProjectAir, you can see what happens when the same effect is applied to an RC car. We guarantee that the end result will be not only cool but also incredibly entertaining.

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