A demonstration of how fast car designers can gain knowledge

1985 Pontiac Fiero vs 2017 Focus ST. One is a mid engined, wedge shaped 2-seater. The other is a bulbous family hatchback with added bits and bobs to look “sporty”. One has a drag coefficient of 0.30, the other 0.377. Which is which?

Focus: 0.30 - Each panel and add-on still sculpts and moves the air in coordination with the rest of the body. Modern wind tunnels are also more accurate and capable of modeling the airflow at speed better

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Fiero: 0.377. Because “LOL IT LOOKS SMOOTH” was still kinda good enough back then

Anyways, this begins the content of my new ownership of a 1985 Fiero. Hold on to your collective asses, Oppo, cause I have plenty more in the pipeline.

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