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Old 10-09-2016, 03:45 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 10-09-2016, 06:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The neighbors have one of these parked in back. Example:


http://www.usedracingcar.com/detail/spoilers-wings/01-02-SATURN-S-SERIES-COUPE-REAR-SPOILER-CPE-SC2_281836103357.html

It strikes me as somewhat strange; The part on the deck lid is weathered like a bumper, not a fender. The shape of the fender requires the bolt-on part for continuity.

It appears that it was designed to protect pedestrians if you back into them, but only in the middle.

OTOH the top is a perfect teardrop shape with a dead-flat beltline. I'd love to graft one into the top of a school bus.
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I quite like the shape of the SC2... Wouldn't mind finding one in decent shape to use as a commuter car...
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I think it's the Ital Design Orca,Cd 0.263 concept car by Giorgetto Giugiaro.
PS The hash marks above and below are where I thought the roof peak occurred
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I quite like the shape of the SC2... Wouldn't mind finding one in decent shape to use as a commuter car...
If you can keep the transmission alive I think you'd like the car.
CAR and DRIVER measured a ROAD LOAD horsepower of only 26,at 70-mph,which means that without their 5th-wheel hanging off the door,you could reduce that number by maybe 24%!
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A Tesla EV conversion would fix that right up.
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I hear the manual transmissions on the s series cars are fine, unless you spin the wheels a lot... The engines are worrisome, however, with their fuel consumption... I had an SL1 a while ago, but it sucked, being automatic and all...
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I talked to the neighbors. The one outside my window* has a blown engine. They've just gotten a 4-door with a blown transmission. The coupe's transmission is going in the ($150) 4-door. So it will soon be in some other location with no drive-train.

Now, the rule-of-thumb with electrics is with a single-speed transmission you need twice the horsepower, and beefy wires, to get good low-end performance. I have, on the bench, a 68hp, 10,000rpm Lexus unit. I've been intending to put it in a Baja Bug that needs everything.

aerohead, what do you think I'd gain with the Saturn coupe over a Beetle? When I search Google for "Cd" (includes quotes) I get hits on how to steal the radio. 0.30-0.28 'ish?

I'm thinking an oval 18-24" bustle with eight '39 Chevy tail-light housings with '59 Caddy backup lenses over red LEDs. Four to a side. Maybe '56 Corvette housings? It's got the driver side half-door!

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The Saturn SC2 is listed at 0.33 on the EM list of drag coefficients. The 1996-2000 SC is list 0.31: Vehicle Coefficient of Drag List - EcoModder

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