Tag: stout

By on February 14, 2010

[Note: A significantly expanded and updated version of this article can be found here]

That air presented the greatest obstacle to automotive speed and economy was understood intuitively, if not scientifically since the dawn of the automobile. Putting it into practice was quite another story. Engineers, racers and entrepreneurs were lured by the potential for the profound gains aerodynamics offered. The efforts to do so yielded some of the more remarkable cars ever made, even if they challenged the aesthetic assumptions of their times. We’ve finally arrived at the place where a highly aerodynamic car like the Prius is mainstream. But getting there was not without turbulence. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • highdesertcat: “It also got 31 mpg overall ” That may change. https://apnews.com/e7191858...
  • thornmark: no, you are wrong government only funds “science” that conforms to what it wants real science...
  • ajla: “The base engines in both of their competitor cars are about the same as the Cadillac.” I...
  • conundrum: “Europe – most vehicles are built in Renault factories” You sure about that? The biggest...
  • Offbeat Oddity: My family and I drove a 2019 RAV4 as a rental and had mixed feelings about it. Pros were that it rode...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Staff

  • Contributors

  • Timothy Cain, Canada
  • Matthew Guy, Canada
  • Ronnie Schreiber, United States
  • Bozi Tatarevic, United States
  • Chris Tonn, United States
  • Corey Lewis, United States
  • Mark Baruth, United States