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Old 07-24-2019, 07:08 PM   #171 (permalink)
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I don't think the roofline is ugly at all. OTOH those corrugations over the wheel arches! What purpose do you think they serve, other than panel stiffening?

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Old 07-24-2019, 07:19 PM   #172 (permalink)
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The rear wheel arch lip is to satisfy European wheel coverage requirements, as I posted in another thread here recently:



I first noticed these on a Miata and its Fiat twin at an auto show last year, so I looked them up. Now I see them everywhere, and many of them are molded into the wheel arch trim as on the CH-R rather than a separate piece as on the Miata or Prius.
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Old 07-24-2019, 11:18 PM   #174 (permalink)
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Me too. The discussion of the C-HR has me thinking about the rear wing on the old Cosworth Escorts with it's massive extension over the back glass. Clearly the intent is a bit different however.
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....about the rear wing on the old Cosworth Escorts with it's massive extension over the back glass. Clearly the intent is a bit different however.
Looking at the overhead view, it appears the airfoil is positioned to allow a more aggressive breaking curve at the top of the rear window.

I'm thinking this might be a better solution than a Kammback for my Dasher 3-door.
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Looking at the overhead view, it appears the airfoil is positioned to allow a more aggressive breaking curve at the top of the rear window.

I'm thinking this might be a better solution than a Kammback for my Dasher 3-door.
Around 1992,Ford of Cologne,Germany constructed a homologation special Escort for rally competition.It had a rather large rear foil,which increased drag,increased fuel consumption, and lowered top speed;but it did improve high-speed competition performance.
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Well, that's easy. Just go for downforce.

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