That's the 2nd pic I've seen of someone sitting on a wing. I know it harkens back to the advertisement IIRC, but I don't like people touching my car, leaning on is worse, but sitting on is strictly forbidden!
I doubt the wing would bend. Those heavy duty aluminum wings could be adjusted to provide 400 pounds of down-force at high speed, without bending - so much force that they required support struts inside the quarter panels.
The picture is real. I was at the event over the weekend and they were actually staging the photo as I was walking down the aisle of aero cars.
There was numerous occasions of similar pictures being made over the weekend. Overall, an amazing event. I ran into several members of the forum at the show. Even spoke to two couples from Norway. Others from Sweden, Ireland and numerous groups from Canada.
Great weekend Eric.. thanks for the Atlanta to Alexander City scenic tour! Why would anyone doubt the authenticity of that picture, sat on mine for most of the first stage at Dega today so I could see the back turn and jumbotron at the same time. I've seen 4 x 200lb men standing on a wing before. Both Leah and I sat on mine at Atlanta for the www.thetransmission.com photo shoot as well