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What do you think was their main motivation?

RAM air effect? Help cooling? More bugs in the radiator?

It would seem to be less aerodynamic that the C5 nose... ?
 

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Hopefully it is to get more air to the machinery for both cooling and operation. It's the big "flat" back end that I wonder about when it comes to aerodynamics.
 

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I would think it is to allow more air in. Those two turbos will get pretty hot! :smokin: :lookinup:
 

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Go all the way back in history to the C1. Single big grill opening. Nothing wrong with a little retro, and it's "historically correct", I'm Ok with it. No pop up lights? Again, look at the original. Also, they are motivated just a little by the racing program and a more blunt rounded nose, which we have now with the C6 is more areo, scientific fact, faired in exposed headlights are better aero as well. Now the race version will look much more "stock" than the C5R compared to the C5. I currently own a C3 but am definately planning on purchasing a C6, 2007 model. Waiting a couple years for them to get the kinks worked out and tweak on the engine a little bit, like they always do.
 

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flat back

elints said:
Hopefully it is to get more air to the machinery for both cooling and operation. It's the big "flat" back end that I wonder about when it comes to aerodynamics.

the flat back is a kamm back and it will help aerodynamics.
 

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Re: flat back

lyndon said:
the flat back is a kamm back and it will help aerodynamics.
Do you have any references to the kamm back? I would like to learn the principles of how this functions.
 

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Dr. Wuniabld Kamm, an aerodynamics pioneer, investigated the aerodynamic drag of a long, tapered aft body, wich kept the airflow attached all the to the pointed end of the body. he found that the surface drag due to the aft body was greater than the form drag due to bluntly cutting off the tail. now dont get me wrong I am no fan of it I like a tapered look. any way that is the kamm back
 

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Thank you
 
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