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Old 05-07-2009, 11:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The Miata - '01 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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Looks awesome... Could you potentially post a few pictures of the cockpit? Or any build information/documentation?

I am Ford Motor Companies Fuel Economy Technical Expert. After working for over 20 years improving conventional production car/truck FE I wanted to try something with fewer constraints.
As an Engineer for a major automaker, do you feel more or less frustrated given today's styling constraints compared to 10 or 20 years ago? I'm just curious

I'm really interested in your vehicle (alas, not to buy - I'm just graduating ) -I've spent the past 5 years working on human powered vehicles like

(The ostentatiously orange one)

(Background: 2 Wheeler - Foreground: 3 Wheeled Tadpole Trike)

I love your faired suspension/wishbone setup, looks beautiful..... I'm curious if/how you quantified a .16 cD? And, as the builder, what would you do differently next time (a question I constantly ask myself on the vehicle's I've worked on/built)?

Sorry for all the questions
Cars have not created a new problem. They merely made more urgent the necessity to solve existing ones.
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