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Old 02-17-2019, 09:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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And, ladies and gentlemen, a new first in the industry--a car with air curtains only in the rear: the Lexus LC500.

The front of the car has what appears to be inlets:

...that are, in fact, blanking plates with no duct.
Wow, you did a great job with the photos and comments. So much so that I've Bookmarked this tread for future reference.

The abandonment of the front air curtain on the Lexus LC500 is indeed a curious thing as it looks like they surely wanted them.

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..........and aero ducts in both the front bumper and side skirting feeds air across the sidewalls of all four tires for greater straight-line stability:

Underneath the LC, all components are covered by an extensive underbody plane the covering raises up and meshes with the muffler design to form a massive integrated air diffuser.


On the Land Rover I suspect they wanted to assure their customers that they were on top of the technology treadmill on the aerodynamic front and put that pathetic excuse for an air-curtain in there as proof.

RE: Rear Curtains

Are we assured there is enough pressurized air running along side the vehicle to warrant use of rear air curtains?

I mean the front air curtains work because a jet stream is created by taking low speed high pressure air and accelerating it though a narrow slot via Bernoulli/Venturi effect, correct?

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For Daox, the 2019 Toyota Sienna's hood gasketing:
Now that's an example of clarity of mission right there, the man not only gets on his hands and knees (and his belly I suppose), but has presence of mind to look up once in a while.
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