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Old 12-06-2017, 11:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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SUV Aerodynamics + 2018 Models

Many domestic models and foreign makes such as Lexus, Porsche, Land Rover and now Lamborghini are making their SUV's more aerodynamic.

It may be as simple as a roof line that tapers downward a few degrees, or a belly pan of sorts, but it's becoming the norm.

Latest example - press release.

04-DEC-2017
The new Lamborghini Urus: The world’s first Super Sport Utility Vehicle
Lamborghini Media Center : The new Lamborghini Urus: The world’s first Super Sport Utility Vehicle
Quote:
Aerodynamic optimization

Every surface of the Urus clearly contributes to the car's aerodynamic prowess and its Lamborghini super sports car personality. Form and function work hand in hand within the Lamborghini design: each panel contributes to the car's overall drag coefficient.

The front splitter and very large air intakes ensure optimal air flow in conjunction with the extensive covered areas of the aerodynamically efficient underbody. Aerodynamic blades feature on the outer edges of the rear window, and the floating rear wing, integrated rear spoiler and spoiler lip reduce aerodynamic resistance. An advanced wheelhouse aerodynamic solution with Naca cooling improves and augments front brake cooling to enhance driving dynamics.

Efficient aerodynamics also contribute to the Urus' internal acoustics, improving ride comfort, reducing fuel consumption and emissions while a high downforce increases stability, safety and driving dynamics.


Wish they would publish some numbers.

If that rear roof wing spoiler works as I think it does, the rear window is going to be kept clean.

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