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Old 03-09-2014, 01:14 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Latest (P4 prototype) drawings, Dec. 2013

This drawing and the other one below are from
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Will the flip extension at the back end hurt aero? I thought it best to continue the slope and let it cut off. Or is it good because the little "fin" is basically horizontal, in line with the air's general rearward flow? What do you folks know?

They've considerably improved the front wheel fairings. Elio wrote, and I completely believe, that the older P3 and P2 design fairings were one of the aerodynamically dirtiest areas on the vehicle, if not the worst. Also P2/P3 had the coils and shocks between body and wheel fairing, generating more drag than the smaller items that are now in the open. Also the back end has more squared off vertical corners, for better separation.

Improved back end:

It does go in the snow (posted due to interest I've seen on the Elio boards on this question):

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Driving '00 Honda Insight, acquired Feb 2016.

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