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Old 08-21-2013, 09:34 PM   #721 (permalink)
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So why did you post it? This is the Aerodynamics sub-forum and it's certainly more on-topic than the 2-wheelers. I'm surprised the Cd is that high—given the boattailling on the cabin and the overall air management. IMHO it's tremendously interesting.

Look on YouTube for Jay Leno's Garage or the tour of the Pagani factory. Pagani is like Bugatti, every piece is a work of art. The mirrors, for instance, are shaped like a woman's eye (he's Italian}. There's nothing wrong with build quality. The technically interesting stuff that I remember:
  • carbon fiber monocoque body
  • active aerodynamics (those 4 big flaps on the front and back)
  • something about the exhaust system (or maybe that was Koenigsegg)
I must not of been clear about the mirror's on the car, thought I was.

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I thought the design and execution of the mirror's was interesting from an aerodynamic stand point, despite being on a supercar

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One thing that caught my eye was the mirror's. The only reason for the design that I can see is aerodynamics's, 'cause they look like bug antennae, and not pleasing to my eye. Can't imagine how they keep them from vibrating beyond usefulness at 60mph let alone 230mph.
It's all vacuum-bagged carbon fiber, I doubt they vibrate.
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I must not of been clear about the mirror's on the car, thought I was.

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I thought the design and execution of the mirror's was interesting from an aerodynamic stand point, despite being on a supercar
The mirror's what?
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Modec truck looks great in UPS brown
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You would think that the rear would be tapered a little bit.

Found one which does that - same company too.

http://www.designbuzz.com/mini-modec...delivery-vans/


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kach22i -- Am I seeing a little 'Colani' in those truck cabs? That's an interesting development of the van body from the single-cab.

Needs fender skirts, though.

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