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Old 02-07-2019, 04:23 PM   #2951 (permalink)
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The SIM-LEI all-electric vehicle has a drag coefficient of 0.19, which means that when it goes on sale in Japan around 2013, it will be the most aerodynamic car ever to be mass produced.
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=SIM-LEI+al...r=news&ia=news The newest news story on DDG is seven years old. https://newatlas.com/sim-lei-300-km-ev/21084/

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Although SIM-Drive itself isn't in the car-selling business, interested groups belonging to the collaborative will reportedly be able to sell a commercial version of the SIM-LEI. Large-scale production could start as early as next year.
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This is the MIT folding car, killed by autonomy.
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The Airflyte was designed by Nash's vice president of engineering, Nils Wahlberg.
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This is a list of the major, and some not-so major, yet still significant, achievements of Wahlberg's Nash company:
1. Modern fully-unitized/monocoque body construction, as still in use today (1940 Nash 600)
2. "Weather-Eye", the very first fully integrated automotive heating and ventilation system (1940 Nash)
3. Scientifically developed aerodynamic design for a mass-produced passenger sedan (1949 Nash Airflyte)
4. Scientifically designed, ergonomic driver-oriented instrument panel ("Uniscope", 1949 Nash Airflyte)
5. Fully reclining seats that converted passenger compartment into a serviceable bed (1949 Airflyte)
6. Serious refinement of powertrain and vehicle airflow characteristics toward goal of top fuel-efficiency in a large passenger car (1949 Airflyte)
7. One of first manufacturers to offer factory-installed safety belts and safety-padded instrument panel (1949 Airflyte)
VWLarry's Auto Blab: Nils Wahlberg and Nash - Salute To A Great Engineer And Unsung Automobiles

The right-sized grille opening was considered to be a 'lemon-sucking' face years before the Edsel. And they offered seat belts before Ford did in 1956.
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An interesting point that Jay Leno makes (in either this Nash video, or the Hudson Hornet), is about how the unibody chassis slowed / limited the rate they could change the styling - which may have partly led to their demise.

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