Ferrari has a patent filing for front wheel fender skirts to address the problem of giving the wheels enough room to pivot.

The patent describes a system that makes the fender skirts move outward at a certain steering angle, thus giving the wheels enough room to turn left or right. The system is also speed dependent, so it acts at different thresholds at different speeds. It would also mean the front wheels do not have to be moved closer together to create room for the covers.

For safety reasons, in the event of a failure, the system defaults to the expanded position.

Interestingly, the preferred arrangement has the skirts made out of a textile material. Having metal fender skirts is an alternate variant.

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