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Old 05-08-2015, 10:19 PM   #1601 (permalink)
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Not much on aerodynamics, but it has other attributes.

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A 1916 experiment in creating a fuel-saving automobile in the United States. The vehicle weighed only 135 pounds (61.2 kg) and was an adaptation of a small gasoline engine originally designed to power a bicycle.[1]

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Old 05-08-2015, 10:39 PM   #1602 (permalink)
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BTW, the drag on that T-rex is so bad that the top speed is 129 miles per hour. source : http://www.campagnamotors.com/produc...s-p/specs.aspx
And it will cost you over $ 67,000. This thing is a parachute ....with a parachute on the parachute.
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Old 05-09-2015, 02:09 AM   #1603 (permalink)
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Not much on aerodynamics, but it has other attributes.
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:13 AM   #1604 (permalink)
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Perhaps we can consider it one of the first gravity racers?
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:22 PM   #1605 (permalink)
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Nice. It need a teardrop top bows and canvas.

Edit: Pelican parts continues to deliver. Here's 6-cylinder fastback Bentley from 1957:


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The golden age of Streamline Moderne design and coach building (Auburn, Bugatti, Delahaye and Hispano Suiza) brought back in 2015.

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Nice and swoopy, but low drag ?
Also, something i find interesting is the reverse teardrop design.
At 1:18 in the video ( the top view ) you can clearly see that the car is designed in reverse.
The bulbous end of the tear drop is at the trunk/boot end of the car.

Beautiful car ! I wish this type of 'retro' style would make a comeback.
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It's got some Deutsch and Bonnet in it also.
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Nice and swoopy, but low drag ?
Also, something i find interesting is the reverse teardrop design.
At 1:18 in the video ( the top view ) you can clearly see that the car is designed in reverse.
The bulbous end of the tear drop is at the trunk/boot end of the car.

Beautiful car ! I wish this type of 'retro' style would make a comeback.
I think it is probably low drag. With the pontoon fender body (small cross-section) and four-wheel skirts, why not? That Deutsch-Bonnet is a low-drag body, right?

The reverse teardrop is the result of 1930s drivetrain packaging (there's not a lot of room inside that body, for it's bulk). As long as the back isn't too 'fast', where's the problem?

This retro styling has made a comeback: at this, the level of build quality it takes to compete for the Ridler or AMBR trophies.
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An interesting take on an pontoon-fendered body:


http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/bentley/unspecified/1741080.html

There are 10 more pictures but they're not hot-linkable.

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