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Old 08-13-2011, 01:34 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Cd View Post
When they say that the LS430 was tested at .25, do you think that they cheated a little ?
What about those big pimpin' open spoke wheels , huge side mirrors , and overall boxy shape ?

Do you think it actually has a .25 out the showroom door ?

They could say it had a .10 drag coefficient and no one would know the difference.
The original LS 400 ( Cd 0.29 ) had very generous plan taper.About 38% of a sweet quasi-Mair 21.5-degree boat-tail.
The roof itself has generous plan taper of even greater percentage,and it's got a very clean underside even by today's production standards.
Cd 0.25 for the LS 430 should be a walk-on home run.
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