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ALS 09-09-2009 08:42 AM

2010 Prius belly pan set up
If you would like to see the factory belly pan set up on the 2010 Prius (.25 Cd) here are some pictures for your amusement. From a poster over at Prius Chat. Not 56K friendly

2010 Prius belly pan

Daox 09-09-2009 08:50 AM

Oooh pretty. Thanks for posting that.

gone-ot 09-09-2009 09:31 AM

...If you'll pardon the pun...they're groovey!

TomO 09-09-2009 11:09 AM

Any way to get a horizontal shot while it's on the lift so we can see how flat it looks ?

ALS 09-09-2009 11:20 AM

We only get what was posted on another forum.

Here are smaller versions in the original thread that may help you out.


Sulfuric 09-09-2009 12:03 PM

If I remember correctly there is a Mercedes Benz that has large sheet metal underbody, and it looked much smoother than this. It may have been a race car though. The one that gets 14mpg at 200mph, I think. Cool pics though.

lunarhighway 09-09-2009 01:01 PM

those grooves at the sides remind me if this

btw here's some shots of a merc c class for comparison

maybe we could start a thead on these views for various low drag cars...

gone-ot 09-09-2009 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by lunarhighway (Post 126807)
those grooves at the sides remind me if this

...that's what I (vaguely) recall seeing once upon a time, ie: the "bathtub" shape of open-wheel Indy and Formula cars.

solarguy 09-09-2009 07:50 PM

I'm surprised at how aero-dirty it still is. The mercedes looks somewhat better.




gone-ot 09-09-2009 08:50 PM

...might be "...interesting..." project to simply "foam" the whole bottom and then 'hot-wire' shave the whole bottom flat, just to see just how "smooth" you need things.

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