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Old 06-01-2014, 07:56 AM   #1125 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by xntrx View Post

173mpg 1972 Honda 600 Custom

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I find the rear of this car very interesting aerodynamically. It is clear that the designer placed a very high value on getting the underside air re energized smoothly with that 3-4 degree broad diffuser. The top profile view of that rear area of the car also shows a lot of though.

He apparently compromised on the rear plan profile, in favor of doing a smooth gradual taper in plan. Not something we usually think about, but it looks clean, at least visually.
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