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Old 05-29-2020, 08:28 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JulianEdgar View Post
How on earth is showing four different shapes, all with low drag, somehow arguing for a single template?
It's really quite clear to me what aerohead is arguing: re-examine the previous page. There, the VW flow body longtail, the closest to the template, has the lowest drag of these four shapes (0.14). So if we argue that these are four ways to the LOWEST drag, we'd been incorrect since their Cd figures were not the same (VW flow body longtail, the template roughly, was lowest). Lowest is lowest, just like fastest is fastest.

That's not my argument. I don't have the second edition. I have the 4th.
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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