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Old 02-14-2008, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hucho pdf

http://www.kuli.at/ftp/usermeeting/2...sengerCars.pdf

It's not much, but there's some interesting stuff in there and it's free.

Page 16 was of particular interest to me.

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Old 02-14-2008, 10:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Use this information as a tool to further the knowledgment of mankind.

Anyone able to translate some of the document?

Good find, Tas'.
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ultimate shape on page 20 is very interesting and counter intuitive.
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ultimate shape on page 20 is very interesting and counter intuitive.
why do you say that?
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It seems that the "ultimate" shape seems to try to eliminate the high pressure zone at the base of the windshield. I wonder what the Cd is on that shape?
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Well...it's "The ultimate shape?", note the question mark.

With a little bit of research I found this.

It was probably the ultimate shape for a "realistic" notchback car design back then.

Here are some other interesting concept designs from 1983. From top to bottom the CDs are .15, .23, .14
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Yeah, it's soooooooo 1978 :

1978 Pininfarina Studio CNR (Pininfarina)
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I remember this thing. They called it the banana car.

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Yeah, it's soooooooo 1978 :
why would you say that?
70's cars were square, the era that defined the 3 box.
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This vehicle looks to me like a 4-wheel Aptera. It has similarities (not surprisingly).

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