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Old 10-25-2020, 12:02 PM   #3611 (permalink)
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I just saw this on Instagram.
Probably an aerodynamic disaster in front, but the back looks pretty good.
Right off, I could see a mixture of '68 Barracuda back glass and 67 Camaro hood trim pieces. It also appears to have Ford side lights.
It looks as though it was well built. I don't see any Bondo or even fiberglass.
That deserves to be brought back to life and properly sheltered - what ever it is.

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Old 10-25-2020, 01:19 PM   #3612 (permalink)
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I just saw this on Instagram.
I tried google lens, but it didn't help:

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Someone there commented. It's a Fiberfab GT-12
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http://autos-markt.com/img/Fiberfab-...60805585/5.jpg

From the same angle. The ducktail is gone and a hood is added. Prolly an engine swap to a V-8.
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Someone there commented. It's a Fiberfab GT-12
Probably right, but I saw something similar on Amazon Prime last night, computer animation.

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Several have posted these cars before, but these look like a new photo-shoot.

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Old 11-02-2020, 08:03 AM   #3617 (permalink)
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Several have posted these cars before, but these look like a new photo-shoot.

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I would like to see these cars in a wind tunnel with smoke wands.

Does anyone else envision counter rotating vortices spiraling out from the rear like a jet fighter ?

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I would like to see these cars in a wind tunnel with smoke wands.

Does anyone else envision counter rotating vortices spiraling out from the rear like a jet fighter ?

Lol...
Actually a closer comparison would be drag reducing winglets on turbojet airliners and the Alfa Romeo BAT cars.

https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/ai.../winglets.html
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Yes, wingtip vortices. The fighter in the picture posted show it clearly. The second picture I posted is from wake turbulence.

Sadly, there are no wind tunnel pics of the BAT cars.

Such a pity...


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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.
WWII was a fight for POWER, which required the need for petroleum. Japan had none and Germany had very little. Petrol was a secondary fight that became necessary after both did not manage to get enough during their first fight to steal it. Had Germany been able to make enough man-made-fuel/synthetic fuel, they would have probably won a lot of land before stopping or being stopped.
The Japanese Bushido code, Germany being embarrassed by the loss of WWI, and Italy's Mussolini all wanted POWER, and they understood oil was necessary to win. I agree it became a war for oil, but the desire for POWER will still be with us after an alternative is found.

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