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Old 04-29-2020, 11:51 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Horses for courses, of course. When in my Gen 1 Insight I brake from 125 mph to 60 mph at the end of a local straight, I don't want brake fade.

As I have said, I've never read any formal reference that doesn't mention the importance of brake cooling when developing aero wheels for road cars. They all mention it!
ROAD and TRACK recently reported on the Porsche Taycan Turbo S,which is capable of 160-mph (257 km/h).It's a 5,246-lb car.Lifting off the potentiometer in a Cd 0.25 vehicle doesn't offer an abundance of braking drag.In an emergency braking situation,that's a lot of kinetic energy converted to thermal energy in a matter of seconds.The extra drag of the porous wheels would be most welcome.

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