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Old 06-02-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
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Default When one big *** wing isn't enough.....

You put two of them...yeah, two of the big ones.... on the car.

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I wonder how much the airflow over the front disturbs the airflow over the rear....
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All that is needed is a nice 42 inch lcd hanging down from the front wing, than he would be rockin it.
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WTF?

Do you think they can justify that and keep a straight face? Couldn't they have just increased the splitter's AOA or something?
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When he spins and has to cross the finish line in reverse to win the race he doesn't want to give up any downforce. They saw this happen in a movie once!



Looks like they've spent some money. Wonder what their testing showed.
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holy ****. this is a first
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Well, its already is fail wheel drive so why not?
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Dude, gay.
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The name on the door says Chris Rado - this guy has been around a while doing quite a few different kind of racing. He started out building some insane MKIV Supras for drag racing, but it looks like he has done some road racing as well.

Chris Rado - Speedhunters

Maybe the spoiler was some sort of experiment or funny April Fool's joke or something.
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...wow...
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That is a FWD Scion TC going 10 seconds a lap faster than Matt Andrews' carbon Miata and 15 seconds a lap faster than a Spec Miata around that track. It's entirely justified.

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I have some pictures from a NOPI weekend and hanging out with Chris awhile back, I'll dig them up in a bit and post them. He is so funny and cooks a mean steak!
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That is a FWD Scion TC going 10 seconds a lap faster than Matt Andrews' carbon Miata and 15 seconds a lap faster than a Spec Miata around that track. It's entirely justified.
Something tells me there was a gray area in the rules about adding such aero to the front of the car... and something tells me those rules are about to be re-written

I'm not completely discounting the fact that it works... but it does look funny and I don't want to imagine if he caught some lap traffic and got tangled up with someone. And with the budget that Rado has, I bet it would be 9.5 seconds a lap faster than Matt's car even without the front sing.
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I'm guessing he's making enough excess power to overcome the additional drag created by all of that extra scaffolding. I bet the front braking threshold has improved at the end of the straights.
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From the times they were posting at Willow Springs..... it is justified.
Not pleasing to my eyes, but def. justified.
The powerplant is just as impressive. 500 or so to the wheels I believe.

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Seems to me that despite looking ridiculous, this is probably the most effective aerodynamic aid you could attach to an overpowered FWD car.
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*waits to see retards doing this on the street to there civaks*

but hey if it works for racing then go for it
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+1 on street civic front wing trend

Edit: Shazam!

Big truck style!

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omg truck aero sweet, someone really should design a better truck aero package they would be able to easily get 10-20% gas mileage if they all weren't designed to appeal to rednecks who love bricks and rectangular objects.
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Seriously, though. They are getting better. The Kenworth T2000 for instance looks like it might actually have a lower CD than, say, Utah:




Peterbilt's even got an OTR Hybrid out now: http://www.peterbilt.com/hybrid386.1.aspx
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Thats what we need , was watching the science channel, he had a new design, said it was 50% better, one look at it and your like because it was the size of a truck and trailer put together and had a fighter cockpit for the diver to sit in.
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