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Old 10-04-2007, 07:13 AM   #1
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Mazda has a few ideas for us:

Saw this thing this morning, thought I'd share. The story's at http://www.gizmag.com/go/8126/picture/38575/

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Reminds me of the Alfa Romeo BAT cars.
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even the tires are bizarre
What's that Italian(?) dude's name that did the organic design since the 1970's? I think someone posted a French car manufacturer that made a Semi using his design aesthetic. This looks like his stuff.

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looks to be a low turbulence design. cool. I wanna know what the coefficient of drag is on this puppy. .22? heh
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Talk about yer flow thru design...bet that back end doesn't produce a lot of turbulence. But will THEY buy it?
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Stunning. I am noticing the "motorcycle" style side view mirrors. It reminds me of the 3 wheelers (2 front 1 back), but with 4-wheel stability.

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why not just remove the top parts that connect the top of the wheel to the car. Not doing anything except maybe structural rigidity, but the bottom should be enough--or can just use thin bars on top. Because all that structure and mass isn't doing anything helpful.
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Will each of those side slots carry a 24 of beer?
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