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Old 11-06-2013, 10:50 PM   #841 (permalink)
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That early Saab is really beautiful. I like this image, from the page you just linked:

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Old 11-07-2013, 06:03 AM   #842 (permalink)
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The UrSaab really makes one wonder why present day cars need to be so F-ugly ...
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:24 AM   #843 (permalink)
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Yea, they have hose idiotic wheels on the new concept. What, they are suppose to look like tubines.
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I like this one a lot. Better than the UrSaab and the two other modern reinterpretations at the linked site.

The C-pillar is way thinner and tailights (plural!) are better integrated. But more importantly the underbody has a proper diffuser and I'll bet there is less turbulence exiting those front wheel wells than those huge gaping holes facing downwards on the Ursaab.

arcosine -- If those wheels are the only cooling fans for the engine, I could see it.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:53 PM   #845 (permalink)
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Those wheels look like they draw air from under the body outward. To be sure we have to see the other side though, if the wheels are just like these they'd pull air in there.

Then if it is 4 wheel drive it could suck itself sideways on a very slippery surface
Wonder what the Cd would be, sideways?
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plan-view

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That is my thinking too, but also consider that in "plan view" it fits better than most car's side profiles.
Sorry for the late catch up.
I really think that the actual shape of the Scarab insect was the inspiration for Stout's car.You can see the scarab form embossed in the nose sheet metal.
It's probably the 1st true 'bathtub' body.
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Wheels only for looks, gimmicks, vanes have no real function but to add drag.


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Those wheels look like they draw air from under the body outward. To be sure we have to see the other side though, if the wheels are just like these they'd pull air in there.

Then if it is 4 wheel drive it could suck itself sideways on a very slippery surface
Wonder what the Cd would be, sideways?
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After the MegaLotto win, gonna need a new space in the garage/warehouse. With the moniker, Eagle Low Drag GT and a beautiful body, I'm not going to argue with it.

http://www.lowdrag-gt.com/

The Eagle E-Type Low Drag GT
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-- If those wheels are the only cooling fans for the engine, I could see it.
They would have to spin at a standstill and be still when turning.
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It's a lot smaller on the inside than it is on the outside. If it was deflated it would look like Porsche's Rome-Berlin racer.

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