ORD SPENDING $200 MILLION ON NEW WIND TUNNEL TEST FACILITY
Ford GT and need for speed behind push for more sophisticated testing of future products
When you add a supercar like the Ford GT to your lineup and return to Le Mans, the sophistication of your product can outstrip the sophistication of your testing facilities.
To that end, Ford is spending $200 million on a new complex to improve product technology and design, and that includes a new wind tunnel for better aerodynamic data.
Construction of a new wind tunnel complex is slated to start by spring on 13 acres of land in Allen Park, Mich., and should be complete and in operation by the fall of 2019, said Jacqueline Shuk, Ford’s Chief Engineer for Vehicle Evaluation and Verification.