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Old 08-23-2019, 02:22 PM   #3161 (permalink)
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I like it. Those are the best angles. From the front it could be mistaken for an Audi.


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From an Ecommoder perspective, the same body with 10th the horsepower and 10th 1/50th the price would be preferable.

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Old 08-23-2019, 07:31 PM   #3162 (permalink)
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Not exactly an unusual car at first glance (just a G1 Insight with some aero work), but his has 550HP @ 10,500rpm. He's working on a 950HP version now, trying to set land speed records.
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Not exactly an unusual car at first glance (just a G1 Insight with some aero work), but his has 550HP @ 10,500rpm. He's working on a 950HP version now, trying to set land speed records.
I you haven't seen this,when you do,you'll know why they insist on roll-cages and all the other safety paraphernalia.
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Saw this one up close and personal, and watched it do loops around a parking lot, yesterday at the Simeone Museum.

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The new improved Aptera is certainly very interesting:





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That new Aptera looks like it might have a lower drag when it was sailing on a crosswind. The wind tunnel data could be extra interesting if well analysed. The last time I crossed Kansas, I'd rather have had a landsailer. It would have done highway speed.
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It's got Morelli all over it.

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I wonder if those wheel spats 'n' stuff invalidate the premise of the low-drag form?

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