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Old 08-23-2012, 12:11 AM   #21 (permalink)
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It has been since 73 that I had an R10. I always thought that the air entered the grill work in the top and went forward through the radiator and out underneath.

Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
Sorry for using 'invoked' in two different senses in a single post.

As penance I will refute myself: There is such a car, the Renault R8.

I thought the cooling air exhaust created an invisible spoiler that flipped air downward with a vortex. But as the vented air probably bleeds straight back, the reported gains [citation needed] might be due to the Coanda effect.

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