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Old 09-30-2019, 03:55 PM   #3203 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Bicycle Bob View Post
The Tatras were responsible for the demise of several top Nazis, due to less severe high-speed instability. These incidents, and the general tail-happiness of rear engine designs, plus the newer blowover accidents have convinced me that a streamlined car should be designed to be stable in a glide. If it is driving in a strong crosswind, and hits a patch of wet ice, it should move over, but not yaw.
Yes and no. Slow air-cooled VWs especially vans are aero unstable but not unmanageable because... slow. Corvair much faster stock yet still OK- must be more aero stable than the VWs. I love the traction, braking, and light steering of these old rear engine RWDs. I don't love the inability to load oversize stuff in the trunk with the lid not latched.
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