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Old 12-03-2019, 09:50 AM   #128 (permalink)
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It is your good right to think that.
I think that Franz von Holzhausen started out with a couple of restrictions which did include 16" clearance, 6 seats, a 6.5' bed, flat panels etc. and excluded any trace of traditional truck design.

Then they made a simulation model in which the front and rear slope were variables, ran that through simulations to get a bunch of reasonable compromise truck designs to build and test in the wind tunnel and the one that came out best is what they've shown.

Just guessing of course. It is what I would have done if I were in that position.
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.17 Gmeter or 0.1 Mmile.

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