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Old 11-11-2013, 01:41 PM   #861 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=botsapper;398760]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.

Eagle Low Drag GT - The Ultimate Grand Tourer


...and a trailer for those hauling trips. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5477/...a8a61232_b.jpg

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Old 11-11-2013, 04:17 PM   #862 (permalink)
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How about a car so aerodynamic it can fly?

http://aerocar.com/



On a side note the car only is for sale on auto trader with a 3cyl turbo engine from 1987, would make an interesting eco mod at 1510lbs. I think it just wants a non v8 powered roof and tail added on.
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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.

Eagle Low Drag GT - The Ultimate Grand Tourer


...and a trailer for those hauling trips. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5477/...a8a61232_b.jpg
In 1962,HOT ROD Magazine did a two-part article on aerodynamics in which they calculated an estimated Cd 0.45 for the E-Type Jaguar.
You can look at the new Vanguish and see the direction Jaguar's taken with aerodynamics.
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In 1962,HOT ROD Magazine did a two-part article on aerodynamics in which they calculated an estimated Cd 0.45 for the E-Type Jaguar.
You can look at the new Vanguish and see the direction Jaguar's taken with aerodynamics.
They also kept the tripple windshield wipers on the car. Personally I prefer the shape of the old coupe although the smooth lines of the front are much nicer.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:30 PM   #865 (permalink)
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How about a car so aerodynamic it can fly?
Yikes! No thanks.

They reference the Moulton Taylor Aerocar, then reject the novel way it drove the propeller. They probably got 5 years into the project and realized they should have gone with an electric propeller driven by a serial-hybrid powerplant in the car.

Aannnd... They skip right over the car that came inbetween, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVE_Mizar


I'd want to have a belly-band cinch strap. At least they doubled up on the wing struts that killed the Mizar's inventor.

And, the Elise is 1500lb. The Edison2 VLC will be ~1000lb. A much better choice for a platform.
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The 1933 Tjaarda-designed Jaray-inspired Briggs Dream Car, a concurrent aero study along with the Chrysler Airflow and the look-alike Porsche's NSU Type 32 (VW Beetle), it was an aerodynamic, rear-engined and monocoque-bodied design prototype. Ford authorized the study for a compact Lincoln but was deemed too radical, required a more expensive and complicated assembly. Later the study did inspire a more mainstream design and re-engineered front-engined car resulting in the famous 1936 Lincoln Zephyr.

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How about a car so aerodynamic it can fly?
Because it flies, doesn't mean it's also aerodynamic

Power can make any brick fly.
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Aannnd... They skip right over the car that came inbetween, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVE_Mizar
Wait, that looks like a P... Holy Cow! It IS a Pinto!!

Is that like trying to make a silk purse from a sow's ear? Or putting a silk hat on a pig? Or... ?
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Wait, that looks like a P... Holy Cow! It IS a Pinto!!
1977 Ford (USA) Pinto 2-Door Sedan detailed specs and performance
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The value of a drag coefficient, estimated by a-c, is Cd = 0.5
It has the Cd of a brick, like someone once said.............with a enough horsepower you can make a barn door fly.
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I don't think we have missed this car, so far?



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