Active aero patents for Corvette suggest Chevy is getting tricky with downforce


GM attorneys have been busy between coffee breaks patenting technology that may come in handy for the 2020 Corvette, which is due to break cover in a few months. The four patents earned between July 2017 and August 2018 define ways to control the Corvette’s ride height, adjust side-skirt height, manage both the height and the angle of a rear wing, and to vary internal air ducts to optimize both downforce and drag.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/09/05/active-aero-patents-for-corvette-suggest-chevy-is-getting-tricky-with-downforce