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Old 07-12-2008, 01:29 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
I don't know for sure, but I'd guess those upward kicks are likely there to reduce rear lift, or to compensate for a less than optimal backlight angle (too steep, as is my guess on the Opel). The addition of a spoiler as we know changes the "effective" rear angle.

Rear lift isn't an issue for me because I don't drive anywhere near fast enough for it to be a problem.
I was in Europe in '97.Driving south from Frankfurt,I got to see first hand, for the first time,the concept of driving at unlimited speed.I was in a rented Mitsubishi doing 124-mph ( 200 km/h ),and the big 6-series BMWs / Mercedes,and Porsches were blowing by like I was standing still.I don't know how fast the Opel will go,but it's certain that a little extra downforce would'nt be unwelcome at the speeds they can legally drive.
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