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aerohead 01-18-2014 03:31 PM

Ford Evos Concept
 
Here is a link to Ford's Evos concept car,shot in the wind tunnel:
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog....concept-27.jpg

jeff88 01-18-2014 03:46 PM

Dare I say it? That is one sexy looking concept! And not just because of the aerodynamic prowess!

I like the headlights, but how do they work in reality? They look more like a horses' eyes: sideways looking, rather than forward.

EDIT: Nevermind, looked at a pic of the front end, they are very frontward facing.
http://preview.netcarshow.com/Ford-E...pt-2011-hd.jpg

aerohead 01-18-2014 04:31 PM

headlights
 
I'd guess projector beams with zero diffusion.Quite blinding to other motorists.The DOT ate a big bowl full of stupid on this issue.Very dangerous!

freebeard 01-18-2014 05:01 PM

http://ecomodder.com/forum/member-fr...llpaper-0b.jpg

One of my favorite cars. Betcha you though it was a 2-door. :)

http://ecomodder.com/forum/member-fr...llpaper-09.jpg

If I was updating the Volkhart-Saggita, this is the door arrangement I would use. Note the arm that reaches to the middle of the windshield. I'd even reproduce the bucket seat as an aluminum bomber seat.

http://ecomodder.com/forum/member-fr...llpaper-33.jpg
http://ecomodder.com/forum/member-fr...re5823-004.jpg

The headlights? I'd reserve judgement untill I see them shining on a wall. Could be LEDs.

jeff88 01-18-2014 06:08 PM

I'm not sure if I like the wings. I've never really been a fan of them though. Maybe if the front two were "normal" and the back doors were wings, it might be better (IMO). I guess with this type of car it's gotta be fancy, huh?

Also, on your second pic of the driver side with the open doors, is that the gas door and/or plug underneath the passenger door?

kach22i 01-18-2014 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aerohead (Post 407594)
Here is a link to Ford's Evos concept car,shot in the wind tunnel:
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog....concept-27.jpg

That's an artist concept of the car in a wind tunnel.

Still, it looks promising in profile.

Xist 01-18-2014 11:54 PM

Those are doors? Do I need to point out rain? Are those mirrors or sensors?

freebeard 01-19-2014 04:31 AM

Quote:

I'm not sure if I like the wings. I've never really been a fan of them though.
I think the idea is: compared to gull-wing doors they don't have to be lifted as high. I've never been a fan of scissor doors.

Gas door/plug? I don't know.


Quote:

Those are doors? Do I need to point out rain?
You get rain in AZ? I'd worry more about side intrusion. Too many pictures on Internet of Beetles wrapped around phone poles like a taco shell.

Xist 01-19-2014 08:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by freebeard (Post 407647)
You get rain in AZ? I'd worry more about side intrusion. Too many pictures on Internet of Beetles wrapped around phone poles like a taco shell.

Deserts are funny places. It may not rain much, but when it does, the ground does not know what to do with it. The dead ground does not absorb water easily, so it floods. We dealt with that in Afghanistan, too.

We have a monsoon season, where we get all of our rain at once.

NeilBlanchard 01-19-2014 04:23 PM

Actually, those doors would act partially as a roof over your head as you got in or out. Yeas, a bit of rain/snow etc would get in, but that is not a deal breaker, I don't think. These are hinged doors - they look a lot like what the "production" version of the Aptera had. More complicated than they could be, but not as complicated as scissor doors.


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