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Old 01-10-2015, 08:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I wish that they had made them all like that, thats beautiful! (aero aside)

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Old 01-10-2015, 09:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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As close as some of these cars appear to be to the template, it should be mentioned that nearly all of them have an open notchback design that results in high drag.

The 330 P4 is one of my all time favorite cars, and you can see why in this video :

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Old 01-10-2015, 11:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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That's a great video. A timeless shape, with grinder marks on the aluminum air boxes and white painted headers with gnarly welds. ... and speed holes!

It doesn't seem practical day-to-day though. I picture those headlights and fenders wrapped around a Volhart-Saggita cabin, 3+1 seating—driver forward, two passenger seats, and a jump seat over the transaxle/single-speed electric motor-generator.
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As close as some of these cars appear to be to the template, it should be mentioned that nearly all of them have an open notchback design that results in high drag.
Not to mention wide rear tracks and almost no plan taper.



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Old 01-12-2015, 09:00 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Aerodynamically, the elongated wheel openings do not appear to be low drag.
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Old 01-14-2015, 12:54 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Not to mention wide rear tracks and almost no plan taper.
That's an Aventador convertible, the standard coupe has a louvered rear hatch which is aerodynamically pretty good.

I wouldn't call the scoops on the Countach "almost no plan taper", I'd call them "anti-plan-taper" lol. They jut out right where you'd expect the pillars to taper inward.
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Here's your loaf on wheels:



Don't know how much "catamaran" it has though.
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That's an Aventador convertible, the standard coupe has a louvered rear hatch which is aerodynamically pretty good.

I wouldn't call the scoops on the Countach "almost no plan taper", I'd call them "anti-plan-taper" lol. They jut out right where you'd expect the pillars to taper inward.
It is a convertible, but the coupe has the same rear track, wider than the front. There's no narrowing of the footprint as you go back like you find with low-drag cars. Same with the Countach.

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