*ruins the aesthetics of cars forever*

*ruins the aesthetics of cars forever*

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only a problem at high speeds. We need speed limits of 20mph in residential areas, and 40mph on the highways/freeways. Blocky cars in exchange for lower speeds

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Frick off israelite. We need higher speeds or even unlimited speeds and blocky cars. Thank god Chevron got overturned because we might finally get it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think a lot of us have forgotten how fast speeds actually are because those trucks and SUVs with high hoodlines make speed feel slower, versus a car with a very low hoodline and excellent front visibility. Also, in North America, with how far everything is from the road, those speeds will definitely feel slow.
      25 mph (40 km/h) may sound slow, feel slow in a truck, etc. but it's actually pretty fast to a bystander.
      A lot of our stroads are 45mph (72 km/h), and it's ridiculously fast to anyone who may be on foot. In a truck, you'll feel like you're going a lazy speed.
      The only place speed matters is on the interstate, where there are no intersections or stops. 120 km/h (75mph) is acceptable.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah gonna pull rank as an oldgay here

        anyone who unironically says "stroad" is going to be skinned alive, burned and then shot

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    *saves you money* Damn, we got israeliteed again!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Greased Geese

      without a doubt they saved more money dodging fines meeting pointless epa regs by having cars be more aerodynamic.
      I don't think all cars should be designed for straight-line aerodynamic efficiancy.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >newbie tries to insert himself into our conversation again
        No one cares what you think, milhouse

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The moron has a point. The same motivations were behind the dumb frickery that was restricting exhaust header size in order to meet gas crisis era demands. Ultimately this sort of thing leads to what OP is getting at with the average drivers mindless A to B needs ruining cars for every one else.

          Most of DA are bus riders though so I don't expect you to understand this, but not all applications require straight line efficiency.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          greased geese was here before p showed up newbie

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            that's crazy I don't read namegay posts

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Aerodynamics aren't the problem, it's the moronic pedestrian safety regulations.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You are aware the text do not match the demonstration at all?
      Most of what you cited is poor packaging in the engine bay

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You should probably reread the image again, but slower and follow the lines a little closer.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No.
          You can get the first 2cm clearance by.....small geometry changes. Its also 2cm, not 20 or 30cm.

          The second problem in the picture is that the front wheels is too far forward, meaning the engine is now 1/3 of the car body. This persists on BEVs as well, despite them at most needing a place to put the HVAC.
          Or the window being angled towards the exhaust connection point of the engine, instead of the front of the car.
          Or: Its already a well known issue that IF you are taller than 190cm, you run into a issue where even Euro or American made vehicles has less headroom than lower Japanese shitboxes from the fricking 90s.

          If you really want to argue
          And see if you actually got a point
          Apply the same 7 point bulletinn to a Mercedes Benz Sprinter or a Toyota High Ace, and see if it actually holds water. Those vehicles still run good commercial 15 and 16 inch rims, often steel as well.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >cherrypicks work vans that absolutely aren't designed for looks in the slightest
            lol

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            man you're stupid as frick

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This makes no sense at all. 2 cm change won’t affect the shape of a car at all. Plus this all starts from a regulation which talks about engine placement, which does not affect design of EVs, yet modern EVs all look as moronic as ICE vehicles.
      The reason all cars look like aggressive blobs today is because buyers like a high seating position and the aggressive look of low-profile tyres. Buyers are moronic and manufacturers simply make the cars the buyers want.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >pedestrian safety regulations
      then how come mount everest sized gay trucks and cuckovers with gigantic flat fronts are legally allowed on the streets?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because truggs in the US have different safety standards

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because Texas needs em big. Also scotus overturned chevron, maybe these gay regulations will go away

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
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    Anonymous
  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    just make them pointy and then it's cool and aero

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >*ruins the aesthetics of cars forever*

    What the frick are you talking about?

    Cars are flatter faced than ever, aerodynamic gains are all how the air goes through cars these days, meaning you could make them look however you want without ruining aero

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Every car, despite the type of car, looks exactly the same these days and that's because of CFD.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >looks exactly the same these days and that's because of CFD.

        Lmao no.

        Cars that try to minimize drag look the part even today. Pic related.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Pic related.
          Toyota knocked that out of the park. Prius continues to be on waitlist years out. I've noticed that Toyota uses the Prius as the litmus test for consumer preference for cars, since their corporate plan is to hybridize all of their cars. The Prius is going to dictate how Toyota's cars look, except for the larger crossovers, which is reserved for the RAV4 as the baseline.

          The verdict is in, consumers don't want excessively overweight eggshit. They want slightly less overweight eggshit that went on a diet.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Most cars look the same because of inbreeding. Most car companies are owned by very few number of conglomerates and even between them, they often share platforms to cut cost.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That is part of it, but CFD has allowed companies to find the optimal aerodynamic shape for a car and every company every company has used it. You can run a lot more tests with CFD than you can with a tunnel because it's significantly cheaper.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            As already seen with Tesla vs Tesla clones:
            The Tesla is aero. The copy is generally pretty brick shaped. The Tesla model 3 can reach fricking 130wh/km at fricking highway cruise control speeds, where the competition generally lands in 170-200+ range.

            Repeating your statement do not make it true.
            Aero on cars are pretty bad.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That flat-faced design is due to buyer preference, and also that buyers want a 3/4-ton truck in a 1/2-ton package. Even if you don't like trucks looking that way, the mass horde of Americans do, and since they're sized like interstate buses, they want vehicles that can transport interstate buses, like tractor trailers. They're basically miniaturized big rigs.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    civil engineering stud

    Shit thread, OP. Go frick yourself.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bruh just drive slow then

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >*ruins the aesthetics of cars forever*
    Start drug-testing the designers and it'll improve. Also, early aero prototypes weren't egg shaped and still got really low Cd. That eggshit is literally a consumer preference, and guess who buys the majority of new cars?

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the bad guys won

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