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Just add lightness

PostPost by: Donels » Fri Dec 16, 2022 9:03 pm

An interesting excerpt from the latest Karl Ludvigsen book.

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/arch ... d-of-light
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PostPost by: SENC » Sat Dec 17, 2022 1:42 am

Very interesting bit, thanks for sharing!
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PostPost by: Frogelan » Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:31 am

Karl Ludvigsen's work is excellent. I have the rest of the book!

The point about larger cars and weight (comparison of the Eclat and 911) is very true today with the Evora 3 (Emira) and 992 as both are podgy.

I am surprised that Lotus have fallen back into the trap of dropping sportscars in favour of chubby GTs especially as Toyota make the most amazing 3 cylinder Yaris GR engine (1.6T producing 260 bhp).

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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sun Dec 18, 2022 11:02 am

Elige sales were down, like the Élan.
Guess they figured you cant beat perfection, & the market was/is saturated.
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