Engineering Development off the Probe IV Advanced Concept Vehicle 831002
The application of aerodynamics to the automobile in the last several years has grown considerably. Ford Motor Company, a forerunner in the use of this technology in both their production and concept vehicles, recently unveiled its latest advanced concept vehicle - Probe IV. This paper discusses the various engineering developments which made this vehicle a reality. Specifically, addressed are those engineering developments which were necessary to accommodate the unique styling and aerodynamic functions.