Yeah its called centre of pressure.
When people talk about car dynamics, the common issues are the suspension geometry, roll centre placement etc..
Where is ideal placement of centre of pressure in relation with the centre of mass? In aircraft, it is essential to ensure the aero centre is well-contained within the margin of movement of mass centre. if the aero centre fall outside of this movement margin of mass centre, if i'm not mistaken the manoeuvre( landing, take off) will be diverge( eg during landing, the approach angle can't be maintained and will flip the aircraft).
In automotive, surely this effect is present as well. Lets say, under braking, mass centre will move forward.To ensure that this manoeuvre is sustainable, where does aero centre should be? behind it? or in front of it? surely there is an optimum position of aero centre so that braking and subsequently turning can be done without interfering with the desired inertia or roll or yaw properties as been set up in the suspension setting? is there a software out there that can simulate both aerodynamics and mass properties simulatenaously?
How does F1 designer carry out their aerodynamic design? Is it by designing from front to rear? As I can imagine it probably would start with the nose cone, then moving to the trailing edge of front wing, then around the suspension arm, then the splitter then the barge board and so forth. I assume the properties of the desired airflow at the rear of the car is determine by how the flow upstream of that component is managed.Is this being considered is road car? is it worth doing it at all?