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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:

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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."

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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."

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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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