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    Lexus maximizes aerodynamic performance of CT 200h down to 0.28 Cd

    Lexus CT 200h aerodynamics – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Aerodynamic performance is getting increasingly important for every new vehicle as automakers strive to improve fuel efficiency and reduce noise. That's especially true for hybrid vehicles as manufacturers aim for MPG ...

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    Enterprising DIYer adds boat tail to Pontiac Firefly to boost mileage

    The Aerocivic apparently has a distant relative from Canada. Darin Cosgrove, founder of, has added a boat tail to the back of his 1998 Pontiac Firefly (which is what the Geo Metro was called up north). According to Wired, the modified bodywork was constructed from cardboard, ...

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    VIDEO: Aerodynamics adds 7 miles to Volt electric range

    Back in the spring of 2008 when General Motors took us on a tour of its wind tunnel facility, chief engineer Frank Weber emphasized the importance of aerodynamics in maximizing the electric driving range of the Volt. At that time, all we got see was a one-third scale model covered in various ...

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    New Mercedes E-Class Coupe couples low drag coefficient to efficient engines

    Click above for a hi-res gallery of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
    You can have all the most efficient engines in the world, but if you're trying to drive a barn through a hurricane they are not going to help one bit. Mercedes knows that, which is why, in addition to highly fuel-efficient ...

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    Designers working to lower drag coefficient to improve gas mileage

    Did you know that geese flying in formation inspired the 1934 Chrysler Airflow, perhaps the first streamlined car ever built? Aerodynamics didn't start playing a major role in automotive design until the '70s and the first gas crisis. The measuring stick for automotive aerodynamic is the ...


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