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Old 07-05-2015, 09:35 AM   #1631 (permalink)
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It has two open air tunnels right through the car.

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Old 07-05-2015, 02:40 PM   #1632 (permalink)
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It has two open air tunnels right through the car.
...and very short suspension arms.

I could not figure out the wings on the front of the F1 car.
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Is this new to anyone besides me? From the comments at: Which Is Your Favorite Giugiaro Car? the Alfa Romeo/Italdesign Schigera designed by Fabrizio Giugiaro





It's got the breadvan roofline and flying buttresses to the fender like the new GT40, and protruding pontoon front fenders always remind me of the Volkhart-Saggita.
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Old 07-06-2015, 04:11 AM   #1634 (permalink)
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^^ I love that... except for the front windscreen that pokes you in the belly if you want to get in or out of the car. Not a commute, shopping and school run car
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I remember seeing an actual car that had that problem, but I don't remember what it was. From the windshield post to the seatback was something like 18". In this case a line from the corner of the windshield perpendicular to the door cut line is approx. equal to the wheel diameter, so 20" or less.

Here, from the same link, it is opened up:



The view angle cleverly hides the problem.
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Oh wow, it is attached to the door! So it does move out of the way.
It appeared to be detached from the main side window, and it is - because that opens gull wing style.

Yeah, I could commute in that.
Less suited for a long holiday with the family; the roof box needs to stay in the shed, just like the kids
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I guess you are correct. I went back to the first picture. There is a break in the windshield header and a black cut-line visible just above the rear-view mirror. So the problem is no problem.

Just to keep the ball rolling...

http://www.carstyling.ru/en/car/1978_ghia_action/


http://www.carbodydesign.com/2013/06/pininfarina-sergio-concept-the-design-process/

The top picture looks to me like a 30s roadster with the top down, so—faster backwards, anyone. The article describes the software used to lay out those curves. It combines interacting freehand sketching (with NURBS), subdivided polygons, 3D CAD and CNC instructions in one tool chain.
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Mohs Ostentatienne

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Mohs Safarikar



Aurora Safety Car



Bricklin SV-1


Probably already featured, Tucker 48


Zeiner Kleinwagen



No idea what this is. Looks like something put together just after the war.


Opel GTW Geneve Concept


Daihatsu BCX-3


Piranha CRV, the hardtop version looks a bit like a Lotus Europe



Pitcairn Autogiro AC-35


Curtis-Wright 2500 Air Car


Monotrace



Todays Monotracer


Dyna-Sphere Unicycle



Gyro-X


Gottlob Espenlaub Ponton "There he remains until the end of the war developing several secret projects. During 1944, Espenlaub even found time to make an experimental car from Ju-87 Stuka scavenged parts which he called the “Flounder“!"


Other Gottlob Espenlaub creations





Gordon Buehrig Tasco



Citroen C-10 Coccinelle



1936 Stout Scarab



1946 Stout Scarab


OSI Silver Fox, looks like some active aerodynamics




Argonaut Smoke, not sure if one was ever produced


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Joris -- Which one do you like the best?
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Joris -- Which one do you like the best?
Ohh, difficult.. That would be the Tasco, the Citroen or the OSI Silver Fox.

Although not all of them have a direct relation to aerodynamics I still amazed by all the things they have tried in the past. Wether they where succesfull or not.

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