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Old 09-25-2017, 01:24 AM   #2471 (permalink)
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Is it that hard to include a pic?


http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2017/09/the-inverted-locomotives-of-southern.html

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Because of tunnels and "snow galleries" that protected the locomotives from snow. But it was quickly realized that when ordinary locomotives went through these tunnels the smoke, soot, cinders and heat flies back and enters the control area, blinding the engineer, and that's never a good thing.
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With this arrangement of the cabin the visibility was excellent, and smoke was no longer a problem for the crew.

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The group studied aerodynamics, physics and basic automotive technology. They designed a lightweight body covered with a clear plastic 3M material, installed 21 lithium-ion batteries and created a stunningly efficient electric vehicle
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https://www.micro-mobility.com/en/ex...icro/microlino

Don't know how aero it is, but it sure is interesting...


Retro electric Isetta.
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Five articles up on Autoblog:

https://www.autoblog.com/tag/electric+isetta/

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JACG:Iso Isetta beach car

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Their final entry is a Gawker asset that is an obvious J. Torchinsky creation.


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The MINDDRIVE reminds me of one my slot cars before a paint job.
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I found these images using the search terms "blunt nose car automobile" used in the video posted on the Cd 0.12 body thread.

Concept Car of the Week: The Airomobile - Car Design News


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I took this picture myself in Nevada:



Also at the same museum, a Westergard-style Ford with a LaSalle grille.

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I am going with the length ratio as the primary reason for this design possibly being aerodynamic.

I'm pretty sure it's designed to operate under aircraft wings and be resistant to blow-over from accidental jet blasts.

Odg: TAM - Tovarna Avtomobilov in Motorjev
TAM - Tovarna Avtomobilov in Motorjev - page 21 - TAM - autobusi.org forum


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Tam Durabus, a Chinese-Slovenian joint venture that bought the bankruptcy estate of the once famous bus manufacturer in Maribor, announced Thursday it planned to turn a profit this year on the back of strong sales................

The company plans to become the market leader in the airport bus segment and capture 40% of the market in a year and a half, according to Postl................

The company officially unveiled today a new product, the Vivair airport bus, at a presentation for 50 partners from Europe, Asia and Africa.

Postl said additional new products would be launched next year provided the government finally approves a EUR 3.4m incentive for the production of electric buses.
https://www.tam-motors.eu/buses/vivair-104wl/



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It may have to do with the width being greater than what's roadable.


https://jalopnik.com/the-toyota-fine...min-1819645355

I see a lot of Luigi Colani's water-strider Bonneville car in the flat top and compound curve bottom. And the cabin's forward taper is similar to the Volkhart-Saggitta.

The nose is an interesting melding of the water-strider's detached front airfoil fender and the V-S low hood and pontoon fenders.

I wonder if there is more interior space than that recent Rolls-Royce concept with the 'hanging fender' style idiom.

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