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Old 01-03-2009, 03:25 AM   #24 (permalink)
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it doesn't look that bad aero wise... sure it could be better, but it's got no front grill whatsoever and a pretty smooth curve in the front, the back looks like what you have on the average sedan or hatchback...but of the separation is controlled nicely that shouldn't be to bad either. also it's just a sketch, and not a very realistic one, things might look very different on the final car. remember how the volt changed!

another things to consider is the size of a car, the smaller a car becomes the harder it is to combine a comfortable seating position and interior space with sleek lines... but frontal area is just as important as a Cd... for this reason there's quite a few cars that have a better Cda than the prius for example. this car doesn't look all that big to me.

and just like the prius all this car needs to do is prove this propultion system is a valid alternative to ICE... if the thing that moves it is a success you'll soon find it in prettyer cars too
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