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Old 07-18-2014, 02:42 PM   #1161 (permalink)
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Don't know if anyone saw this on Top Gear TV show.

I laughed pretty hard at this one, especially when he brought it in the building and was driving it down the halls, and in the elevator.

Hands down funniest Top Gear ever, though, was this one. I still laugh until it hurts when I watch this episode:


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Old 07-18-2014, 05:27 PM   #1162 (permalink)
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My apologies, all, for betraying the important content of the thread full of bat mobiles and hover cars with a moment of humor!

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1989 HSR-II is one of six Mitsubishi’s Highly Sophisticated Transport Research concept cars




The drag coefficient of the car could be varied from 0.20 to 0.40 depending on setup.
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The hydrogen fuel cell drive train is mounted under the single-piece glass surface, which covers the entire length of the car, adding to its aerodynamic aesthetics. The wheels of the car are also covered to further increase its aerodynamic properties.




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1989 HSR-II is one of six Mitsubishi’s Highly Sophisticated Transport Research concept cars




The drag coefficient of the car could be varied from 0.20 to 0.40 depending on setup.
Guess we know where Acura got the look for the NSX from?
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The Pagani Huayra has those aero flaps front and rear. That's one tight roofline. I wonder if the occupants can turn their heads side-to-side.

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I think a convincing case could be made for cowmeat's Peel entry to be the most aerodynamic street legal vehicle in the entire thread.

It's not all about Cd; it's about CdA and there's little (PUN!) doubt the Peel has the smallest frontal area. So we'd need to know the CdA before writing that one off.

And it has no front grille and nice radiussed leading edges, although the suspension looks dirty. And consider the highest aero HP requirement it'll ever have, due to it's modest cruise speed.

The trikes might have decent aero too, with their nice front ends and sort-of Kamm tails.

That HSR II looks like Mitsu's answer to the Oldsmobile Aerotech to me; more trick racecar than street vehicle.
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Re: 911 aero study: note the wheel covers: attachment, how far they protrude from the wheels, tires, and body sides, and the gap around the circumference for brake cooling flow.

Also lack of radio antenna, passenger mirror block-off plate, radiussed leading edges vs production 911 of that time, lack of panel gaps in the front, nose undertray, rocker extensions, fixed flush plexi wing and rear side windows, lack of undertray at the rear (Oh no! Parachute!) and lack of "speed holes" in it, and lack of hiding the wipers (because they are largely in a still air bubble).

Contrary to my long held generic belief about most stand-off spoilers, this one must improve aero or it wouldn't be there.

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