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Old 07-03-2008, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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[aero-mods#11,Part-4(final quotes)

The other day I inadvertently omitted three quotes I thought might be of interest as you ponder aero-modding:


1986 from Gilhaus and Renn,Ford-Werke AG,Cologne,Germany,

"...the basic idea of using the airflow itself to shape the body may be worth thinking about further."


1987 from Dr.Ferdinand Piech,Vice-Chairman,Board of Management; Director, Research and Development, AUDI,

"Within the next fifteen,twenty years,I think,(Cd)0.10 could be reached,because this Cd value is the same as that of a penguin,a fish/bird that doesn't look very streamlined. In terms of a car,it's a station wagon version.And if nature could build a station wagon at 0.10, then I think,with our development and research,it should be our target to be as good as nature was by itself."


1988 from Charles M.Jordan,Vice President,General Motors Design Staff,General Motors Corporation,

"Sure,we'll have rounded aero shapes,but they won't be squirrel-cheeked. They won't be fat.There are an infinite number of ways to design an aero body without making it a teardrop.Our philosophy is not to design cars that are flat like a board,or fat like a jelly bean.We can do anything with shapes,anything that is consistent with good aerodynamics."

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