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    top of the day guys,
    does anyone know what are vortex generating rims(VGR)?
    ,and how do they work?
    i recently read this being implemented in a car called koenigsegg ccx for maintaining the required downforce.
    your help is very much appreciated!'
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    There is nothing on the internet, I looked.
    I'm guessing that the rims create some kind of airflow upwards, most likely making a vortex :-D. I think that the "vortex" is just a way to direct the airflow upward.

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    The internet is nil on the vgr.
    So its probably like those aerodynamics in F1.
    Speaking of which,its possible for this to work on a formula 1 car right!?
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    The Koenigsegg Vortex Generating Rim wheels are not only for looks. They are real air turbines, increasing the down force of the car by measurable amounts and improve brake cooling.
    http://star-motoring.com/Previews/2011/Koenigsegg-takes-action-with-Agera-R.aspx
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    The spokes of the rims look angled like a propellers blades to draw air in over the brake discs providing a benifit of cooling and may be ventilated through to the top of the car, boot lid or rear quarter providing downforce. I can only speculate at what it looks like to me and how I would set it up
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