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Old 02-15-2018, 11:27 AM   #2581 (permalink)
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:56 PM   #2582 (permalink)
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...Unless widening the body to fit the track would add frontal area. Putting a wide body on a car designed for a narrower track is what we're used to seeing.
The fender flares are already increasing the frontal area, so making the rest of the sides flush with the wheels would likely help lower the drag.

Narrowing the rear wheel track would allow for a plan taper, which would obviously lower drag.
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Which came first, the increase in track or the increase in body width?

I suspect the difference in frontal area is less significant than the disrupted airflow behind the arches.
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Automobile Traditions Challenged by First Streamlined Stock Cars (Feb, 1934)
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That's certainly one of the most practical designs for skirted front wheels I've seen.
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The first 'faster backward'?

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These actually seem viable, especially if they are air/traction hybrids. I see ol'
Tractor-Prop in the background.



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