If it has to be explained to you...I like what you've done with your other cars, but this just seems way out of proportion to me. Is there a point at which it becomes comical?
It reminds me of this:
I felt bad for posting that afterwards under the "if you don't have anything good to say..." concept - but I don't think that comment deserves condescension and a wallbang. I am very familiar with the function of a diffuser, and understand the connection with the marque. Much like the Japanese cartoon car I am sure that it is somewhat functional but it doesn't appear to be engineered for efficiency and function but rather designed for cosmetics and geeking out over the appearance of function.If it has to be explained to you...
How can you compare functionnal aero parts to cheesy japanese cartoon cars?
Oh well. :wallbang:
Exactly. That looks to be a functional item designed in conjunction with the balanced front splitter and - most importantly - a continuous undertray with side skirts that channels the laminar air flow underneath the car and wheel wells into the diffuser. That should be functional and thus is proportional to the rest of the aero system on the car.
True enough. I believe it set the fastest time of the day in the Time Trials at the first Lotus Challenge Series event, in damp conditions...The hoover car has such a long diffuser that it the end, it might be not doing any good. But it also might be doing an excellent job. That's what's tough with aero mods. Unless it has been wind tunnel tested (or at least CFD tested) we never really know the full effect of aero stuff. I guess we'll know when the car hits the track.
#86 is Brent Bauman. I'm sure he knows!Don't care much for the diffuser, but I'd LOVE to have that front splitter....anyone know who makes it ?
Your totally right. From the side it look like it sticks out 6 in, but if you look at it straight down from the back... it really doesn't stick out much.I think from certain angles it deceptively looks like it sticks out further because you see more of the top of it with the rear panel being eliminated. The above pics don't make it as extreme.