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Old 08-22-2010, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Factory Aero mods that you may find interesting.

I saw a very rare car last night on the road and posted it on a hotrod site I visit. Then we started talking about other "production" aero mods that manufacturers have done and sold them to the public to allow them to qualify for NASCAR. Some interesting things to show you what can be done to make a car slicker in the wind. It's called "free horsepower". You loose NOTHING, only gain. Unlike a blower which takes horse power to run, or other mods to the motor which have a give and take, aerodynamics are FREE, they sacrifice nothing.

This is the car I saw last night. I don't believe I have ever seen one on the road, a 1987 Monte Carlo Aero coupe.



One with a "little" history.




And a standard Monte Carlo.....


One of my favorites, a 1969 Talladega Torino Check out the extended nose and the REAR bumper narrowed and put on the front! Remember, these cars are not one off mods done by hotrodders, they were done by the manufacturers, maybe 1500 or 2000 were made and sold to the general public so it could qualify as a "production car" as per NASCAR rules.



And a standard Torino



Here is the most famous of these cars, the Dodge Daytona Or in this case a Plymouth "Super bird". Basically the same car. These you will see once in a while, I believe they sell repro parts to make them so some you see will be fakes.



And a standard version, you may have seen before.


The Mercury Cyclone spoiler was pretty cool.


And the standard version.


Very interesting stuff, and HISTORY being NASCAR has went down the crapper they will NEVER be as interesting as creative, as this. Now they are all the same and I have no reason what so ever to watch it.

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Old 08-22-2010, 12:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thought I would post a better photo of the Superbird. The front is what you guys would want to see.

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Old 08-22-2010, 01:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My fave competition version is the MG Metro vs 6R4

Standard 'MG' Metro

(1275cc A-Series engine a-la original Mini Cooper)

And the winged monster

(mid mounted 24v V6 good for 400+ bhp, 4wd) - 0-60 in under 4 seconds. On gravel.

One I have posted before is the Droop Snoot Vauxhalls (GM)

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Hey Cool, the Vauxhalls I believe was sold here under the "Opel" name.

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Thought I would post a better photo of the Superbird. The front is what you guys would want to see.

Brian


This nose is basically what should be done with virtually every Volvo made until recently. And a belly pan. And fairings for all wheels. Pizza pan wheel covers. Skirts on back wheel wells. Rear diffuser would not hurt either, nor would removal of roof rack.

My bro has a ~20 year old Volvo wagon that gets ~32 mpg on the highway @ ~75 mph, loaded to the gunwales with heavy crap. I bet he'd get ~40 with such mods.
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And the winged monster

(mid mounted 24v V6 good for 400+ bhp, 4wd) - 0-60 in under 4 seconds. On gravel.


I WANT A "WINGED MONSTER" !!!!!!

This 1966 mustang has a similar 'superbird" look.....
I am a pretty avid Ford Mustang guy and I have only seen this kit once...

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Euro answer to the Superbird. Meet the Batmobile :


Designed to battle this thing


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Hey Cool, the Vauxhalls I believe was sold here under the "Opel" name.

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Yep - Chevy Chevette = Vauxhall Chevette = Opel Kadett = Isuzu Something or other = Holden something or other. World cars at their finest / worst
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One more - how about a whole rebody ?

FSO (Poland) is one of those companies that took old FIAT 124/125 models of the 1960s to make as their own - in the style of Lada, amongst others.

Like Lada they kept then in production for ages eventually rebodying them into the Caro.

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Designed by Giugiaro no less. Obviously he had a cold that day.
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The Zuki Kizashi, on the Bonneville salts.

Big air dam, side mirrors deleted, fences over the roof , mooneyes ...

One of the video's here shows how the mooneyes were fitted to the Kizashi's steel wheels.
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