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Old 08-06-2016, 09:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 08-06-2016, 11:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The rear end is too 'busy'. I prefer the clean integrated lines of the VW GTI WR-650. Same bubble top, but the air scoops are integrated into the wheel arches very nicely.
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The rear end is too 'busy'. I prefer the clean integrated lines of the VW GTI WR-650. Same bubble top, but the air scoops are integrated into the wheel arches very nicely.
There are gigantic intercoolers sitting in those arches, and they vent through the taillights (another awesome feature).

I recall watching the video where they first introduced the concept, and I posted a thread here about it long ago. I think the passenger and driver seats are slightly staggered to allow that narrower cabin for low drag.
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Apologies to OP for the threadjack. 650hp, 202mph. Top Gear rode it and concluded "not sorted" mainly the short wheelbase for 200mph.

Here botsapper posted this video about the active rear wing:

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