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Plus 2 Drag Coefficient

PostPost by: Matt Elan » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:23 pm

Afternoon all
I've been looking into the drag co-effieicnet of the plus 2 and have found various sources that say it was eitehr 0.32 or 0.30. Anyone know the true value?
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PostPost by: Lotus 50 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:01 pm

Probably higher than that. They would have tested models back then. A real car undercarriage would add drag, as would the non flush windows.
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:46 pm

An old post that is about as close as this topic has ever been discussed before was started by our moderator.

Cd and frontal area of an Elan
elan-archive-f16/and-frontal-area-elan-t2496.html
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