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Old 09-08-2007, 10:03 PM   #1
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What do you all think of these mods to a Mazda MX-3 ?


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As far as the split boat tail, I'm grabbing at straws. The empty area ( the blue area) would most likely still just have stagnant air, but hopefully it would be less turbulent than air behind a Kamm back.

Your thoughts ?
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Did the GM Impact/EV1 inspire you for the butt? Ot also reminds me of a Honda Insight.

The "Duck-bill" butt looks cool. Can you get away with the duck-bill shape from an aero standpoint?

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As far as the split boat tail, I'm grabbing at straws. The empty area ( the blue area) would most likely still just have stagnant air, but hopefully it would be less turbulent than air behind a Kamm back.

Your thoughts ?
are there any #s showing achieved FE?--looks like a 100+ candidate
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are there any #s showing achieved FE?--looks like a 100+ candidate

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NerdsLAM -

Did the GM Impact/EV1 inspire you for the butt? Ot also reminds me of a Honda Insight.

The "Duck-bill" butt looks cool. Can you get away with the duck-bill shape from an aero standpoint?

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The "Duck-bill" butt looks ....... cool ??
I didn't expect that one !


Did you see the little cartoon face on the car below the first sketch ?
That is the first thing that started going through my mind ( " Man this thing looks like it should have a eyes stuck on there " )
Quite wierd looking for sure !

I was just brain storming. A problem that you would have with something like that would be where to put the taillights abnd the plates.

I came up with the idea because I'd like to put a boat tail on my car, but have it compact. I would love to have one like Basjoos, but I was wondering if you could just create two smaller boattails and create two smooth wakes like a catamarand.
If you folks remember, I have the same car as Basjoos.
I really admire all that he has done. What an awesome machine he has from an aero standpoint.

I wonder if the stagnation in the center area ( the blue arrows )would be smoother than just a regular Kamm back.

As far as the inspiration - I just did what looks smooth. It just goes to show how that good aero has a lot in common in different cars.
After I did the image, I started noticing how the second image down even looks a lot like the tail end of the Probe V.
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Inspired by this???

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Looks like the 'Mach 5'.
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Looks like the 'Mach 5'.
Porsche 917 longtail
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Porsche 917 longtail

Beautiful car. I wonder how slick that it was.
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