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Old 06-24-2020, 11:29 PM   #3451 (permalink)
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Old 06-25-2020, 12:42 AM   #3452 (permalink)
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Did they have moonshine runners in Italy in the 1950s? Because that has an early NASCAR vibe.
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Not cars but they do have wheels.

https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/202...-for-1947.html

I was more interested in the Sky-Pal, but there is nothing about it in my-search-engine-of-choice. The Flymobile has two references. One is just the picture. The other says
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This roadable co-axial rotors light helicopter was developed and built by Mr. Curtis Wright. The CW-2 Flymobile, also referred to as the Wekcopter, appeared around 1945 and was powered by one 90hp Franklin 4AC199 engine. Possibly the CW-2 was not flight tested. Although the designer was not related to the Curtiss-Wright company, he chose to use the manufacture’s name Curtis Wright.
Yet it appears in Trailer News in an ad. Wikipedia lists it as an unbuilt two-seat monoplane. I like the Indian motorcycle fenders.
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Old 06-26-2020, 04:13 AM   #3454 (permalink)
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Only 1,52mē frontal Aera, 850kg (with driver and full tank), but sadly cw of 0.39.
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A wide body and external hinges. It's in VW Beetle/XKE territory. The two-piece door window only radiuses the top, instead of the top and leading edge like the Subaru SVX.

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This Car goes Tesla-E-Drive, so i need a better cw for greater milage (small car could only install a small battery).
-closed Wheel Houses (rear AND front)
-underbody pan in the Motor in the rear (The rest of the vehicle has underbody paneling as standard)
-Tear Edges on the rear / minimal Boattailing
-other Frontlights (actually there are designt like a parachute...)
-Air Baffle infront of the rear airintakes

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This car would have been ripe for aero mods, had they known. Cd 0.25 would have been a breeze.
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What I find interesting here are precursors to the features of the Cybertruck
  • flat windshield and frunk
  • tumblehome with [higher] straight edge break [brake?] line
  • Front corner chamfer [moved back to the axle line]
  • a light bar [!]
  • no side mirrors
  • 0.34 Cd
There might be more. Digital dashboard?
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Lucid Air - 0.21Cd

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I wonder if those folks figured out how the pagoda-like Corvair Greenbrier had such a low Cd. The feared uniformity of aero design certainly yields quickly to careful detailing.

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