Is this Lotus the One that Spiderman Would Drive?

With enough downforce, one could theoretically drive on the ceiling if they were to go fast enough. That’s reportedly the case with the Lotus Type 91. The car gets examined at Goodwood and the crew there manages to churn out a short yet entertaining video that gives you a better look at the car.

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  1. KMNTR Avatar

    That would be quite a stunt! All you need is to build an elevated track with a gradual twist to it:-)

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      Don’t lift! Well, I mean, I guess at that point the downforce is, in fact, lift, but still.

      1. Vairship Avatar

        Also: all Australians are banned, to avoid the need for an upside-down pedestrian crossing…

  2. BigRedCaveTroll Avatar

    It would be interesting if someone would start a racing series where everything is the same (engine, transmission, suspension, chassis, etc.) except for the body, and the race teams could design the body however they wanted as a sort of aerodynamic-based racing series.

  3. Maymar Avatar
    I doubt J. Jonah Jameson would pay Peter Parker enough to afford a real Lotus, so I think he’d have the Lotus-tuned Isuzu Stylus. The Stylus definitely couldn’t drive upside down in a tunnel.

  4. smokyburnout Avatar

    I haven’t seen a new episode of MythBusters in over 10 days
    someone please give them an unlimited budget to try this for real

    1. outback_ute Avatar

      Didn’t Mercedes try that with an SLS in a tunnel a few years back?

      1. smokyburnout Avatar

        I’m 99.99% sure they faked it, and even if they didn’t the loop is so short it’s more of a demonstration of centripetal force than aerodynamics

        1. outback_ute Avatar

          Yes you are right, but it is still driving upside down!

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