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Old 08-31-2013, 05:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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For instance that carbon fiber kamm-back could have been made from scrap Coroplast and cost hundreds ( thousands ? ) less, been lighter, and been just as effective.
But that's not going to sell any products.
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Whats really interesting is that they spent a lot of money on the custom carbon fiber, but then got the cheapest camber kit available.
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" The plan is to build a visually appealing car with absolutely no compromise to its looks. No spaceship body kit, ugly wheel covers, or teardrop-shaped nose cones. "

Teardrop-shaped nose cones ? Nose cone ? The cone goes at the back of the car :-)
Installing the cone at the front of the car does virtually nothing for the aerodynamics of the car unless it acts as a grille block or the car reaches over 250 mph . ( or was that 350 ? )
What do you expect from a magazine that is trying to appeal to kids who draw cars with rockets and machine guns on them during math class?
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