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      07-08-2010 05:36 PM #1
      Is Audi at fault?









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      07-08-2010 05:38 PM #2
      No, but EU Pedestrian Safety laws are.
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      07-08-2010 05:39 PM #3
      Blame Chevrolet.




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      07-08-2010 05:42 PM #4
      Air is a fluid, fish are very efficient moving through fluid because of their shape. Better aerodynamics.
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      07-08-2010 05:42 PM #5
      or maybe it was this:



    6. 07-08-2010 05:44 PM #6
      Because having them look like cows would be silly.

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      07-08-2010 05:48 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Gbeav View Post
      Because having them look like cows would be silly.
      But awesome.


      I would pay good money for a cow car, just to be different
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      07-08-2010 05:54 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Lepsis3942 View Post
      Air is a fluid, fish are very efficient moving through fluid because of their shape. Better aerodynamics.
      I support this message.

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      07-08-2010 05:55 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Lepsis3942 View Post
      Air is a fluid, fish are very efficient moving through fluid because of their shape. Better aerodynamics.
      This has a drag co-efficent of .26



      but this fish of a car has a drag co-efficient of .29


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      07-08-2010 05:57 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Lepsis3942 View Post
      But awesome.


      I would pay good money for a cow car, just to be different
      Not the same but that reminds me of the simpsons episode where burns and smithers were in a car with a cowplow on the front, and they used it on a crowd of people and got it stuck in the comic shop guys rear.

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      07-08-2010 05:59 PM #11
      Frontal area is part of that equation as well, its not just about coefficient of drag.

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      07-08-2010 05:59 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by EKaru View Post
      This has a drag co-efficent of .26

      -snip-

      but this fish of a car has a drag co-efficient of .29

      -snip-
      I still don't see the fish everyone is seeing in the Speed3 lol.

      I was more referring to cars that blatantly look like fishes like a late 90's taurus

      Also, good engineers will find a way to make a car NOT look like a fish
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      07-08-2010 06:02 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Lepsis3942 View Post
      I still don't see the fish everyone is seeing in the Speed3 lol.

      I was more referring to cars that blatantly look like fishes like a late 90's taurus

      Also, good engineers will find a way to make a car NOT look like a fish

      I guess Honda and Peugeot have $hitty design engineers

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      07-08-2010 06:06 PM #15
      Because as a species, we humans find fish super hot (Orger, M. B., Smear, M. C., Anstis, S. M., & Baier, H. (2000). Perception of Fourier and non-Fourier motion by larval zebrafish. Nature Neuroscience, 3 (11), 1128-1133).
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      07-08-2010 06:06 PM #16
      why do some fish look like cars these days?

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      07-08-2010 06:09 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Juniper Monkeys View Post
      Because as a species, we humans find fish super hot (Orger, M. B., Smear, M. C., Anstis, S. M., Baier, H. (2000). Perception of Fourier and non-Fourier motion by larval zebrafish. Nature Neuroscience, 3 (11), 1128-1133).
      True. Have you seen how artfully tentacles are used in hentai?

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      07-08-2010 06:11 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      True. Have you seen how artfully tentacles are used in hentai?
      Umm, have YOU?


      Answer carefully
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      07-08-2010 06:13 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Lepsis3942 View Post
      Umm, have YOU?


      Answer carefully

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      07-08-2010 06:19 PM #20
      seperated at birth



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      07-08-2010 06:22 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Lepsis3942 View Post
      But awesome.


      I would pay good money for a cow car, just to be different
      Reminded me of this:

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      07-08-2010 06:33 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by VDUBber91 View Post
      No, but EU Pedestrian Safety laws are.
      I read this everywhere, most recently in the CRZ Insideline article, but why is this? What does that huge front snout have to do pedestrian safety? The only thing I can think of is a big/soft crumple zone.
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      07-08-2010 06:37 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by hushypushy View Post
      I read this everywhere, most recently in the CRZ Insideline article, but why is this? What does that huge front snout have to do pedestrian safety? The only thing I can think of is a big/soft crumple zone.
      Among many bits of bureaucratic junk, I recall that the biggest bug-a-boo relates to a minimum distance between the engine and the hood that must be matched or exceeded.
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    25. 07-08-2010 06:38 PM #25
      Because the buyers like the big mouth style.

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      07-08-2010 06:40 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Residentevol View Post
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      07-08-2010 07:14 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Lepsis3942 View Post
      Air is a fluid, fish are very efficient moving through fluid because of their shape. Better aerodynamics.
      Agreed.
      In the case of the Mercedes having a lower drag coefficient than the Mazda 3. It's simply styling that is suggestive of something fluid and fast. It looks fast, people will think it's fast. I look at this kind of stuff as inspiration (at least in my field). It's a good way to predict trends.

      Here's some fast fish

      sailfish


      triggerfish

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