> Actually, it has just as much to do with an extremely low drag coefficient
> and an excellent horsepower-to-weight ratio (which is why I abhor SUVs) -- I
> think a car should be as much like a highly aerodynamic GARMENT as possible .
Depends on your driving conditions Greg. Seldom do we Bay Area
types ever get to speeds in which aero-drag enters the equation
significantly. In this wonderfully overcrowded county, the SUV makes
a great deal of sense: distances are short, so gas mileage is practically
irrelevant. Yet if someone drives an expensive fiberglass hotrod, then
every civil servant with a radar becomes uncomfortably attentive, and
every twit with a corroded beater and no insurance feels free to
cut in front of ya. Big and gnarly works here. Humvees are good.
And, they come with a bullet-proof windows option.
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