You’ve seen it before. Your driving down the road and you see a nice looking car coming towards you. You think “Wow, I’d love to own that car” then as you get closer you notice a monstrous extra appendage sticking out of the back of the car. It looks like an airfoil but it’s really just a spoiler. Your thought patterns change and you think “Holy crap that car is the fuggliest thing I’ve ever seen”.
At least that is the way I think. I never understood the reasoning behind spoilers. I understand their use and know they are essential on high speed race cars but on street cars they are just ugly. I saw a car this morning with one on and had the reaction I mentioned above. It just confuses me how that these people think they actually make a major difference to their cars performance (when in reality all it really does for street cars is increase drag on the car which consequently increases fuel consumption – though this increase is quite small).
In my mind a spoiler “spoils” the car and makes it worthless. Maybe someone could explain to me the draw of these monstrosities?