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Old 05-27-2020, 10:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JulianEdgar View Post
A book that is 33 years old is not 'contemporary aerodynamic literature'.

If the shape of the template is the best for drag, I'd have expected many references to it in current aero tech literature. I know of no such references.

That says to me that you are over-simplifying your analysis, as it applies to road cars.

To a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
Please examine:
2006 Mitsubishi i
2008 M-B Bionic Boxfish
2010 Kia Ray concept
2010 Honda FCX Clarity
2010 BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics
2010 Vauxhall/Opel Flextreme GT-E
2011 SAAB Phoenix
2011 Tata Jaguar, 75-Anniversary C-X75
2011 Ford Evos

2012 Scion/ Aston Martin iQ/ Cygnet.
2012 Prius-V
2012 Toyota FT-Bh
2012 SolarWorld GT
2012 Honda Insight-II
2012 Subaru/Scion BRZ/-F
2013 Cambrige University CUER Eco Racer
2013 Mitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV
2013 McLAREN X-1
2013 Hyundai Veloster
2013 Honda AC-X Plug-in
2014 Chevrolet Spark
2014 Renault EOLAB
2014 Cadillac CTS V sport
2015 BMW i8
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage 'G'
2015 Ford C-Max Energi
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
2015 Buick Riviera
2015 Chevrolet Corvette
2016 Hyundai Ioniq
2016 M-B IAA
2017 Chevrolet Bolt
2017 Acura NSX
2018 Nissan-Renault Alliance Alpine A100
2018 McLAREN 720S
2018 KIA Stinger GT
2019 McLAREN Speedtail
2020 Tesla Roadster
' If we were to design the cars 100% streamlined,following all the aerodynamic principles,would not all the cars look exactly alike and the designers have nothing to do?' H. Schmude, General Motors Corporation, to, Walter Korff,Lockheed Aircraft Company, Automobile Engineering Congress, 1963, Re. SAE Transactions, Volume 72,Page 592, 1964.
Hucho targeted 'designers' with his textbooks. Anyone who's read his books, whom possesses any perspicacity, will be fully aware of the 'template.'
Since the existence of the 'template' threatens their very existence,do you believe that they would openly discuss it?
That we even have to discuss it here on an obscure website,underscores a complete failure on the part of public education,worldwide.
As to Adrian Gaylord. Jaguar has produced a Cd 0.26 vehicle? Quite an accomplishment,considering that Opel had a production Cd 0.26 in 1989. And R.G.S. White gave us a free recipe for Cd 0.245 as of 1969.
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