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Old 01-03-2018, 02:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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"Although the Type R’s fender vents add to the model’s angry looks and actually allow air to flow in and out of their grilles, Honda acknowledges that they serve no functional purpose."
Honda representative estimates reporter can't follow the actual science; suggests the reporter is right.

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Old 01-04-2018, 03:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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"Kiddes" are there target audience. You guys just buy old geo metros so they dont care if you like the style or not.

The new civic Type r is a huge upgrade in performance and price to the si. With old civics you could just do some mods to a base civic was the same as a type r. Based on how quick it is I imagine it will hold its value well. As for drag i imagine the touring spec would have the lowest Cd if you look at a picture of it. Probably around .25Cd or lowwer
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"Kiddes" are there target audience. You guys just buy old geo metros so they dont care if you like the style or not.
If you use full quotes, try to get it right.

To be fair to Car & Driver, the 'actually allow air to flow in and out of their grilles' part may be out of context.

Given that the vented front fender is more/less standard in the less radical time attack cars your aftermarket suppliers may offer the hood scoop option for older Civics. Consider the Ferrari solution; bleed off the high pressure of the adverse gradient instead of forcing it through a convoluted pipe.



Some hood louvers at the mouth of the duct would have the same effect.
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The rear of the car generates separation-induced lift.Not a problem at legal posted speeds,but a potential killer at 170-mph,which some will drive the car,on Autobahn,Autostrada,and track days.All these high-performance cars are high drag as a concession to high-speed stability.
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How do you guys feel about the horn hole?
Generally in favor?
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The rear of the car generates separation-induced lift.Not a problem at legal posted speeds,but a potential killer at 170-mph,which some will drive the car,on Autobahn,Autostrada,and track days.All these high-performance cars are high drag as a concession to high-speed stability.
So, active aerodynamics for the high speed life reduction?
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So, active aerodynamics for the high speed life reduction?
It may be active aero for high speed life extension.The downforce will be there when you really need it,and not otherwise.
Cooling,intercooling,inclination,ride height,brake cooling,tire cooling,high-speed braking,and downforce,all managed by sensors,cpu,and some sort of actuator,solenoid,pump,or valve.
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Most of the grill is fake, but there is a hole in it for the horn.

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