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Old 08-11-2020, 05:12 PM   #3521 (permalink)
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Is that a Sprite with a headlight mod?

BTW, my favorite retrofit headlight is the reproduction (Meglite) E&J aluminum housing. They take snowmobile headlights.



They are smaller and shinier than the '40 Buick teardrops I had on my '57 Beetle.

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Old 08-11-2020, 10:43 PM   #3522 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=freebeard;629407]Is that a Sprite with a headlight mod?

I think it was an MG midget, I took the photo months ago, back when indoor car shows were allowed. If I was taking it for Ecomodder I would have got more angles.



Lotus eleven? from the same show.

Nice covered wheels, airflow looks like it will be well attached until the windscreen.
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Old 08-12-2020, 11:23 AM   #3524 (permalink)
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We know from the NASCAR draft that, in convoy driving, these 'pods' would have remarkably-low drag.
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By 1934-1/2, Carl Breer and his team had cut its drag from Cd 0.51, to Cd 0.244.
They didn't publish the results until a couple of weeks after Pearl Harbor. Folks had that to think about as we entered the Second Global Petroleum War, as we failed to learn from the first one.
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msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts: Delage is back from the dead to join the hypercar fray

A tandem two-seater.
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France’s Delage, dead for nearly 70 years, is coming back from the grave in the form of this 1085 hp D12 hypercar.

The D12 mostly follows a standard formula with a carbon fiber tub and body, a massive internal combustion engine, and an electric motor thrown in to appease the emissions police. In Delage’s case the engine is a 7.6-liter V12 delivering drive through an eight speed manual—yes, manual—transmission. Top speed is a claimed 233 mph while 0-62 mph is said to take just 2.8 seconds.
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That belongs in the 'Most Un-Aerodynamic Cars' Forum. A POS, made for people with SFBs.
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That belongs in the 'Most Un-Aerodynamic Cars' Forum. A POS, made for people with SFBs.
"It is more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow." Cars like that are a sign of insane levels of wealth, and total disregard for sustainability.

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