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Swan Neck Wing Is On The GT500

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  1. 50 Deep

    50 Deep SVT JEDI Established Member

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    Telling the story of a component through words is difficult. It takes a bit of wordsmithing to convey information in a way that is not only understandable, but interesting to read. It definitely presents a challenge when discussing highly technical parts. Trying to highlight all the intricacies, discuss all the front-end design work, laying out the mechanical/performance considerations, and the list goes on. You can really get into the weeds. I have found that sometimes the best method is less words, and more detailed photography.
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    The Archetype Racing Spectre Wing is a project that Curtis and I began discussing early 2020. After much design work, CFD testing, phone calls, etc. it grew into something new. A swan neck design made specifically to work with the S550 platform. Swan neck design that reduces drag while increasing downforce. 72” Foil length that stops even to the door handles of the car. Upright height optimized to catch air as it flows over the roof. 18 degrees of attack with a completely new method of adjustment using what has been dubbed “The Magic Stick.” Mounting hardware meant to directly replace the OEM CFTP and GT350R contact points. A rear protrusion equal to the back of the bumper. The “Stiletto” wing mount support designed to transmit all the downforce through the body and not just the trunk. 3-D end plates designed to mimic the body lines of the tail-lights as they meet the rear quarter panel. Billet aluminum 3-D CNC machined uprights. Curtis gets the bulk of the design credit here as the level of engineering is beyond my capabilities. Our buddy Jay Dee deserves a mention for his contributions.
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    50 Deep SVT JEDI Established Member

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    I could go on and on, but enjoy these instead. Hope I get to keep doing cool shit…..
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  3. blk02edge

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    Looks like art
     
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    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    I like.
     
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    blue 07 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    As usual such cool stuff
     
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    Canuck03SVT Active Member Premium Member Established Member

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    That looks incredible, nice work.
     
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  7. Poisond281

    Poisond281 Hiding in the shadows. Established Member

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    Looks amazing!!
     
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    FineLineMtrSprt I like bacon! Established Member

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    I just went from 6 o'clock to midnight...
     
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    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Premium Member Established Member

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    Not my cup of tea, but I can certainly appreciate the engineering, design, and craftsmanship.

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  11. 50 Deep

    50 Deep SVT JEDI Established Member

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    Its nice when you get form, function, and aesthetics
    Viper level?
    Thanks bud
    Very much appreciated
    It definitely looks better in real life then we would have hoped during the design process
    I am not sure what this means, but I like it
    Haha, no you wont.
    This is definitely one of those items made for the track enthusiast. Wanted to design it so your exact reaction is what we got. Even if you wouldn't put it on your car, you still respect it for its capabilities.
     
  12. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    I like it, how much have you played with the adjustments?
     
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    I like the wing itself but looks a little out of place on a Mustang without crazy flares or something. Looks like a WRC or JTC car wing. Maybe if it wasn’t as far back? I dunno. Looks like a quality piece though.
     
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    gimmie11s Don’t be an idiot Established Member

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    Nope. I just cant get there.
     
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    VRYALT3R3D Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Where is the CFD data on the wing?
     
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    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    I'd say. It looks very clean.
     
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    between the wheels and the wing, favorite GT500 i've seen yet.

    bravo, sir
     
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  18. 50 Deep

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    Its set at about half the adjustment now. I will see how the car feels on track next month
    I can dig it. I will get some on track shots soon and see how you feel.
    This sounds like my prom night. Just give me a little more time.
    We have it. Should be posted up on the Archetype Racing site soon.
    ok then.... 13COBRA approved will be added to all marketing materials
    High honors sir. Thank You.
     
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  19. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    That last photo is the money shot! First, your GT-500 is freaking stunning. Just gorgeous. That wing is probably the nicest one I've ever seen. The manufacturer surely did their job, design and materials wise. Wow!

    I'm looking forward to hearing your impressions after your time at the track next month.
     
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