Thread: 0.201 cd Camaro
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Old 02-15-2015, 03:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sgtlethargic View Post
...How did they get this Camaro down to a 0.201 drag coefficient?
I don't know, but some of what they are doing cannot be done on street cars, like radical lowering, a road scraping airdam, and that massive cowl. The cowl might be huge but they sealed it to prevent air going in except for when they want to ram it in the intake. The radical lowering also improves the fineness ratio. I guess the answers are in some of those things... and maybe they have shaped the parachute junk in a way that acts a little like a box cavity or something. But honestly... aerohead...? ... you out there?

But I would say that their list of fi reliable aeromods echoes what is commonly recommended here...
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