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Old 05-07-2017, 02:41 AM   #2381 (permalink)
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This time I'm doing two posts from one JACG story. They are about Nubar Gulbenkian's cars. The London taxi with a Rolls-Royce engine swap is in Un-aerodynamic cars...

here is the Rolls-Royce with front wheel skirts and a laid-back grille.


Just A Car Guy: the strange cars of Nubar Gulbenkian, his taxis and Rolls Royces (thanks Dave!)

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Old 05-10-2017, 11:19 PM   #2382 (permalink)
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Faster backwards?


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Old 05-11-2017, 06:09 AM   #2383 (permalink)
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I'm sure this one has been shared before. But its still cool as hell....

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Old 05-18-2017, 10:45 AM   #2384 (permalink)
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Is this a repeat?

I like it.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:20 PM   #2385 (permalink)
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Cute as a bug but it's not a Bug.

Awkward transition at the B-pillar though.



http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2017/05/banners-first-half-of-may.html


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1946-1948 Wimille


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The first prototype car with a triple cabin, 4-cylinder engine CitroŽn (1911 cc.), Located in front of the rear axle, and an exceptionally low coefficient of air resistance - 0.23 - was first shown June 9, 1946. It showed a speed of 150 km / h.

It is curious that this car, like a modern the McLaren the F1 , there was a driver in the middle, and two passenger seats on either side of him.
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Thanks - the Wimille is new to me. And it is interesting how center drivers occur in aerodynamic designs - the Pillbug is another example.
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So whilst on the drive home yesterday I was over-taken by one of the Volvo Concept Trucks, as we were both driving into traffic I was able to snap a few pics.







The side skirts extending around the drive wheels were the most promimant feature, however I noticed that there was a low lip under the front bumper, and the gap pannels between the cab and trailer were also extended. It also appears that they are testing cameras to perhaps replace mirrors.

Although it is not a good shot of the front it does have a much smoother front to the current FH. The head lamps have also been re-designed and the step / door gap is alot smaller.

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