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Old 05-04-2014, 10:35 PM   #1112 (permalink)
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I was following a late model (2013 or 2014) Land Rover Range Rover the other day. Taillights seemed awful close together. As I looked closer I could see the tail end was quite tapered.



Playing with the template, the top view follows it to about 40%!

From a press release about its aerodynamics:
With its more streamlined and rounded profile, the new model is the most aerodynamic Range Rover ever, achieving a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.34, a 10 percent improvement compared to the outgoing vehicle. Aerodynamic underfloor paneling has been incorporated to create a smooth, flat profile under the vehicle. Additional deflectors have been added around the front and rear suspension components, with front and rear undertrays around the main driveline components. Enhanced air flow features include near-flush glazing on the A-pillars and vehicle side glass; separation edges incorporated in the rear lamps and D-pillars; aerodynamic shaping of the door mirrors and upper rear spoiler.

.34, not too bad for what some would call a large brick.
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