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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationOther - Cars & Transportation · 1 decade ago

Why is Spoiler of a car called as a Spoiler, and what is its use?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    called a spoiler cause it reduces top end speed. but it allows better traction at the top end, therefore allowing you to go faster. makes perfect sense to me.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A spoiler is an air foil on the rear of race cars. Its purpose is to "spoil" the flow of air going over the car at high speeds and apply downward pressure on the rear tires giving them more traction.

    On production automobiles they serve no real purpose because production cars don't normally go fast enough to create that much air resistance.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is to "spoil" the airflow and stop lift, a racecar moving thru the air causes a vacuum to form behind the rear window or deck lid, this vacuum creates lift like a wing, the spoiler takes this airflow and creates down force stopping the lift and creating traction. On street cars it is just for looks.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A front or rear spoiler uses the air resistance to push the car down onto the road more giving better grip. Indeed on production cars they are pointless as they are only effective at speeds of over 100MPH!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    "Spoiler" may come from disrupting or "spoiling" the airflow.

    On many cars it is just decorative.

    But race cars found that their aerodynamic shape caused a lift at high speeds, something like an airplane wing, and the spoiler on them is to provide a downforce to keep the tires firmly on the ground, and keep traction.

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  • Dave B
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    1 decade ago

    girl talking it is indeed stupid but it is not it is used for the purpose of aerodynamic of the car to reduce the wind resistance of the car thus enabling it to run faster ina race a split seconds is all that matters. Plus it looks good on your car so there you go. But why it is called a spoiler cant relaly tell why maybe this is the part it is named by women since it spoils the car according to their taste. lolzzzzz...

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  • 1 decade ago

    It uses the air to force the car down to ground for better traction and handeling

    Source(s): mech 30 yrs
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  • 1 decade ago

    It keeps the back end of the car down when the car is going at high speeds. On racecars, this is essential. On passenger cars, it's nothing more than bling-bling.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Easy. It spoils the look of some cars.

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  • 1 decade ago

    a device to reduce (spoil) lift and increase downforce in automobiles

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