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Old 10-27-2019, 10:36 PM   #3271 (permalink)
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Old 10-27-2019, 10:51 PM   #3272 (permalink)
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I was very lucky to have a friendship with Derek that lasted until the day he died... I talked a lot to him about Straker’s car and how he designed it. He told me that although it was a pig to drive, being built on top of a ford zodiac, he was really pleased with the way it looked and he was very fond of the design. This only fueled my burning passion to own it. But it had disappeared from the face of the earth.
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Our plan now is to have the cast fiberglass shell scanned so that Edd can put right all of the discrepancies in the cast and make the bodywork symmetrical, (something the original car never was and even less so now). We then will have a perfect body laser cut in foam and we’ll make a new mould from that. It is our intention to fit the car with a gas turbine engine which could run on eco fuel, it will go like a rocket, sound the way it did in the show and have an actual turbine engine as was depicted in the show.
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The truck looks a bit like what I was sketching a few years ago, but I had a 5-10 degree retreating slope on the roof and cab sides as well (some schemes had retractable box cavity baffles).

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But the CdA will be [larger?/greater?] than the XL-1.
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The VW XL1 seats two people, while the Lightyear One seats five. So the CdA / person is much better.
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The VW XL1 seats two people, while the Lightyear One seats five. So the CdA / person is much better.
That's true, but how often do you see five heads in one car? When it happens, it seems to be in old clunkers more often, too.
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