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Old 01-31-2010, 04:43 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Jyden View Post

Cd 0.23

"Between 1953 and 1955, Alfa Romeo and design house Bertone created a trio of aerodynamic design concepts dubbed Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica or B.A.T.
The B.A.T. cars were an exploration of aerodynamic ideas in the post World War 2 era as the jet age was just beginning. With the goal of achieving the lowest possible drag coefficient, they got as low as 0.19 and managed speeds up to 125 mph from only 90 horsepower.

Cd 0.19

We are stille way behind. All that knowledge has been forgotten with cheap oil.
I got up to 125MPH with 90 HP in my Honda Civic. Granted, I was on a highway going in the same direction as traffic, taking advantage of the tunnel effect, and it took forever to get there, but that's not the point. I'm not sure we're really that far behind, if you consider that a goal.
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