Italy's First Wind Tunnel for Aerodynamic Research Turns 50

Jun 22, 2022 375

Pininfarina is celebrating a milestone in aerodynamic and aeroacoustic research. In 1972, exactly 50 years ago, the company's Chairman, Sergio Pininfarina, inaugurated the wind tunnel in Grugliasco, near Turin. It was Italy's first wind tunnel to be built for testing full-scale cars, at the time one of only seven in the world.

The wind tunnel has always been a strategic tool for OEMs in the automotive sector. The advent of electric mobility, introducing new challenges in the field of aerodynamic and aeroacoustic development, has made it even more decisive in the search for increasing autonomy and interior comfort. 

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