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Old 03-24-2021, 05:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 03-24-2021, 10:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have not. Thanks for the heads up.

Wonder if this could be applied to a notchback car?
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Old 03-24-2021, 10:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Volkswagen Golf GTI W-12 650



Technically, a hatchback modded into a bubble-top coupe.
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Where have I seen this before?

Do you have any possible papers/info describing how the aerodynamics of the car function?
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Wörthersee?

There are all the articles in the link I provided. I'm not sure which one is best.

Long story short, it was a one-off concept built for an annual meet at Wörthersee, Top Gear's verdict was 'not sorted'. It has a very short wheelbase for 200mph.

The idea was to preserve the hatchback roofline and get massive downforce without a tacked-on wing. One way to look at it is as three internal ducts feeding the wake. Another is as two flying buttresses tied to a towel-rack wing.

There's a custom bubbletop over the W-12.
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No one seems to be mentioning that it was a lot more than you can see here - centrifugal fan fitted to rear wheels, inbuilt ducts within wheel arch, etc.
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Wörthersee?

Another is as two flying buttresses tied to a towel-rack wing.

There's a custom bubbletop over the W-12.
That’s kinda what I had in mind for my Saturn. The roof shape is reminiscent of a bubble top, and I planted big flying buttresses and it did occur to me to attach a “towel rack” wing to them to aid in aero. I figured if I made it adjustable I could find the best angle of attack for drag and then another one for downforce. You know, for when I wanna track it
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..I got some studying to do, nowhere near as knowledgeable on this as you guys.
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Here's something that surpasses my nderstanding.



A wind/electric hybrid that is pushed forward by quartering winds.
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No idea either.

The effect does happen in certain crosswinds in a velomobile, though. That’s about all I know.

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