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Old 10-28-2009, 11:56 AM   #267 (permalink)
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Does the fact that Basjoos has installed inner and outer side skirts (pontoon style) between the front and back tires and a totally smooth belly pan allow him to keep more airflow under the car? Would this allow him to cheat the 4 degree limit on the bottom of the boat tail? If so, this would be helpful for a daily driven vehicle that has to negotiate steep driveways.
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
The power needed to push an object through a fluid increases as the cube of the velocity. Mechanical friction increases as the square, so increasing speed requires progressively more power.
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