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A Look Back at the Leyat Helica, the Propeller Car You Probably Never Heard Of
A Look Back at the Leyat Helica, the Propeller Car You Probably Never Heard Of

2 Jan 2024, 21:56 UTC · By: Ancuta Iosub / The Leyat Helica was essentially thought out as a wingless airplane for the road. It was equipped with a large propeller powered by a small 18 hp engine

 
Aerodynamic Simulation Shows That the Tesla Cybertruck Might Be As Efficient as a Brick
Aerodynamic Simulation Shows That the Tesla Cybertruck Might Be As Efficient as a Brick

29 Nov 2023, 18:44 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / An aerodynamic simulation based on a Tesla Cybertruck 3D model reveals a 0.39-0.44 coefficient of drag, much higher than Rivian R1T and other pickup trucks

 
Forgotten Fiberglass Legend: The Story of the Innovative, US-Built El Tiburon
Forgotten Fiberglass Legend: The Story of the Innovative, US-Built El Tiburon

12 Aug 2023, 08:43 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Though few ever heard of this wacky little car, back in the 1960s, the Shark was one of the most aerodynamic cars in the US

 
1969 Torino Talladega: The Mopar-Slaying Muscle Car Legend that Revolutionized NASCAR
1969 Torino Talladega: The Mopar-Slaying Muscle Car Legend that Revolutionized NASCAR

22 Jul 2023, 21:16 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Though it wasn't as pretty as other legendary muscle cars, the Torino Talladega project won the aero wars in NASCAR and produced a iconic homologation special

 
Volkswagen's State-of-the-Art Aerodynamics Made the ID.7 an Efficiency Champion
Volkswagen's State-of-the-Art Aerodynamics Made the ID.7 an Efficiency Champion

14 Jun 2023, 17:43 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Volkswagen explained the painstaking process of refining the ID.7 aerodynamics, which turned the electric sedan into an efficiency champion

 
F1 Active Aero Will Turn DRS on Its Head in 2026
F1 Active Aero Will Turn DRS on Its Head in 2026

21 Jan 2023, 08:35 UTC · By: Bogdan Bebeselea / Despite improvements made to racing in the 2022 season, F1 is not stopping, with a great concept of active aero planned for 2026

 
A Look Back at Rumpler Tropfenwagen, the First Mid-Engine Production Road Car
A Look Back at Rumpler Tropfenwagen, the First Mid-Engine Production Road Car

18 Dec 2022, 17:00 UTC · By: Ancuta Iosub / Rumpler Tropfenwagen featured an aerodynamic shape, curved windows, a mid-mounted engine, and a completely enclosed underbody

 
Aston Martin Is Confident in Next Year's Car Despite a Mediocre 2022 Formula 1 Season
Aston Martin Is Confident in Next Year's Car Despite a Mediocre 2022 Formula 1 Season

9 Dec 2022, 16:51 UTC · By: Bogdan Bebeselea / Aston Martin had another underwhelming Formula 1 season in 2022, but with Dan Fallows joining the team, they're looking to improve in 2023

 
Formula 1 Could Employ Active Aero to Slow Down the Car Ahead During Overtaking Come 2026
Formula 1 Could Employ Active Aero to Slow Down the Car Ahead During Overtaking Come 2026

2 Dec 2022, 15:59 UTC · By: Bogdan Bebeselea / According to the outgoing managing director of Formula 1, Ross Brawn, active aero could be introduced in the sport to provide better racing

 
Hyundai Details the Aerodynamic Trickery of the Ioniq 6
Hyundai Details the Aerodynamic Trickery of the Ioniq 6

9 Nov 2022, 14:14 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / Hyundai used every trick in the book to make the Ioniq 6 sedan as slippery as possible, achieving a drag coefficient of 0.21

 
Citroen Oli Mixes Trucks With Hatchbacks to Offer an Affordable Family Car
Citroen Oli Mixes Trucks With Hatchbacks to Offer an Affordable Family Car

29 Sep 2022, 13:30 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / The quirkiness of French design is well represented by the new electric car: it is difficult to understand which is oli’s front end with a single look

 
Aptera Gamma Received the AirShaper Treatment to Have a 7% Drag Reduction
Aptera Gamma Received the AirShaper Treatment to Have a 7% Drag Reduction

23 Sep 2022, 19:45 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / AirShaper’s CEO told us that, If it was not for design and manufacturing concerns, the aerodynamic improvements could have reduced drag by 15%

 
Tests With 36 EVs for Real-Life Range at 130 Kph (81 MPH) Are Educational and Intriguing
Tests With 36 EVs for Real-Life Range at 130 Kph (81 MPH) Are Educational and Intriguing

16 Aug 2022, 13:29 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / Curiously, Auto Bild did not explore something crucial about its testing: how the true range compares to the official WLTP numbers.

 
2022 F1 Cars Bouncing on the Track and "Porpoising," Explained
2022 F1 Cars Bouncing on the Track and "Porpoising," Explained

25 Feb 2022, 09:26 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / Testing in virtual environments has left out a very important aspect: how the new 2022 F1 racing cars will handle the real track. For now, they bounce

 
Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Pursues Efficiency in Controversial Ways
Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Pursues Efficiency in Controversial Ways

5 Jan 2022, 22:22 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / Reducing weight was achieved by adopting an air-cooled battery pack, a solution that no modern electric car dares to offer.

 
Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Will Reveal Its Sexy Lines Before CES
Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Will Reveal Its Sexy Lines Before CES

15 Dec 2021, 23:29 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / The most efficient vehicle Mercedes-Benz ever built will also be at the digital event, which will happen from January 5 until January 8

 
Examining the Cutting-Edge Technologies Behind the Mind-Blowing Chiron Super Sport
Examining the Cutting-Edge Technologies Behind the Mind-Blowing Chiron Super Sport

30 Nov 2021, 15:33 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / The exquisite Chiron Super Sport is boasts a series of innovative features and technologies that make it one of the fastest production cars in the world

 
Books About Tuning – A Few Recommendations To Get You Started
Books About Tuning – A Few Recommendations To Get You Started

26 Nov 2021, 12:32 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / When you cannot find an answer online, it may be in a book. Yes, this can apply to tuning as well. Here are a few hand-picked recommendations

 
Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX Will Be Presented on January 3, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX Will Be Presented on January 3, 2022

25 Nov 2021, 22:05 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / Markus Schäfer announced on LinkedIn that the compact (C-segment) concept would be even more aerodynamic than the EQS, with very reduced energy consumption

 
Rivian R1T Beats EPA Range, But Is the Least Efficient EV Edmunds Ever Tested
Rivian R1T Beats EPA Range, But Is the Least Efficient EV Edmunds Ever Tested

13 Nov 2021, 08:51 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / Although that was predictable, it shows that the future electric pickup trucks will not have an easy way to beat aerodynamics or weight easily.