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Old 12-01-2021, 08:31 PM   #3911 (permalink)
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Open wheels is a use case, Okay? The stance is good and the break in the bellypan is probably wrapping around the bell housing.


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Old 12-08-2021, 09:48 PM   #3912 (permalink)
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185 what? Kilometers per hour isn't too impressive. It's a German car on a German test track.

Wind tunnel smoke at 37:00.
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1938 D-B M-B Stromlimien-Limousine

As a 'pseudo-Jaray' fastback, she suffered significant vortex drag.
At Cd 0.362, she's dirtier than a 2012 Dodge RAM 1500 eco.
Tatra's 87 of the same year was Cd 0.36.
Porsche's 60K10 perhaps Cd 0.20.
Considering that a 'typical' saloon of the day was Cd 0.64, they were all to be applauded.
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There's a big chrome M-B grille behind that central light. I didn't see any ducting though.
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There's a big chrome M-B grille behind that central light. I didn't see any ducting though.
On Kamm's patented design, the entire engine bay was airtight, and flow exited at the base of the windscreen cowl, allegedly energizing an otherwise stagnating flow; helping flow attachment over the windshield header and onto the roof.
I've never seen the belly of the Mercedes. They had a record car with Cd 0.12, which would have had a full bag-of- tricks. They're certainly not newcomers to aero.
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From Southern California in 1936 came the Arrowhead Teardrop Car, which its creators claimed was ďAmericaís first truly streamlined automobile.Ē
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A year before the Airmobile, but two years after the first Dymaxion.

A bottled water company competing with the Art Deco beer trucks?
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That MG EX181 is a cool little car. I think I may have posted it before in this thread many, many years ago...

Itís great to see it again.

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I don't believe this has been posted before, a 1956 TBird with a Chrysler hemi:


Just A Car Guy: this 1956 Thunderbird was built in a New Orleans garage, went to Bonneville in the early 1960’s and set a record of 241.786 mph, and is now in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

The cowl scoop suggest the engine is set back somewhat.

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