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Old 01-18-2009, 05:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Drag coefficient 0.13 back in 1938

In Hucho's very good book on car aerodynamics (unfortunately in German, let me know if I should translate any terms for you) he describes a car designed in 1938 called the Schlör-Wagen (or "Göttingen Egg") that had an amazing drag coefficient of 0.13 !
Aerodynamik des Automobils ... - Google Book Search
If you browse through the book you'll find a number of aero gems.

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Old 01-18-2009, 07:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dr. Schlor's car was also mentioned in some of the postings below:

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...-car-1840.html

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...1930s-325.html

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...drag-1783.html
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In Hucho's very good book
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Aerodynamik des Automobils ... - Google Book Search
If you browse through the book you'll find a number of aero gems.
Hucho's book has come up a number of times on these forums, but I never thought to try Google Book Search. Thank you so much for providing the link!
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It's available in English.
Thanks, Frank. I knew that, but haven't found the $100+ need to buy the English version. (Or are you referring to some on line English version? If so, please provide a link.) The link that Bearleener provide gives you access to pretty much the whole book on line - if you're willing to wade through it in German. (Wish I remember more of my high school German.) Just looking at the pictures is informative.

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