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Diffusers are becoming more and more prominent in high end racing. I get it, they can increase downforce and therefore improve performance, but the aesthetics leave a lot to be desired.

Here's the new BMW M8 GTE. Not bad.

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And here is the diffuser end...

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Is it just me, or is that downright fugly?

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I'm sure it's functional and it's probably fast but I don't know whether I can even give this the "but it's a race car" pass.

Like a lot of paintings, it looks better from further away?

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It's like the diffuser engineers told the car designers....

"OK, but from underneath the bumper its our territory"....

It's all function over style....
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It looks like they backed over a bunch of boxes of fluorescent lights!
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One small punt from behind & those fluorescent lights & boxes will be all over the track. Goodbye downfarce.
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One small punt from behind & those fluorescent lights & boxes will be all over the track. Goodbye downfarce.
Yeah, I don't think they are planning to run that car in NASCAR...
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Here's the a$$ end of a Gallardo Super Trofeo I shot a while back. A little better looking than the Bimmer...

The tow hook is smiling at us.

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they are getting bigger every year - top 2016, bottom 2017 - had to move that engine forward so the car can keep up with bogus "production" cars like the Ford GT (bottom)

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Yeah, I don't think they are planning to run that car in NASCAR...
If you'd have watched the the IMSA race from VIR you'd have seen some punting. No NASCARP involved.
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Half of those look like they were pieced together by a home DIY guy with a table saw and glue. You'd think with the cost of those cars they'd do a formed unit atleast, but if it got cracked or broken during practice they'd have to replace the whole thing compared to just grabbing the ole glue bottle I guess..
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they are getting bigger every year - top 2016, bottom 2017 - had to move that engine forward so the car can keep up with bogus "production" cars like the Ford GT (bottom)

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They didn't move the engine forward. They went from rear engine to mid engine. Talk about a bogus "production" car.
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