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Spyker F8-VII - tapered sidepods 21 February 2007

These represent the most noticeable change on the new Spyker over its predecessor. Like most other teams, Spyker have opted to taper the sidepods at the bottom, in an effort to improve overall aerodynamic efficiency by reducing drag and by increasing the quality and quantity of airflow directed towards the bottom and rear of the car. The change can be seen most clearly in profile, the bottom edge of the sidepod (right arrow) markedly narrower than the top. As a result, the radiator inlets sport vertical sections (left arrow), feeding air to radiators inclined on their vertical axis.