The Magnus Effect is why a Porsche With a Bit of Backmotor Goes Like This

Drop a gear on a Porsche with a rear engine on a great enough of a straightaway and something rather interesting happens. In the video below, Magnus Walker explains the Magnus effect (which may or may not be named after him on the account that it may or may not be made up), and why the phenomenon can cause a Porsche with even a little engine to swerve so dramatically (but not necessarily from its expected path, because that would be dangerous and bad).

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