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Frontal Area Calculations & Cd

new 4/11/04

First estimate.

Width 73.0"
Height 55.8"
28.3 ft Sq
85% 24.0Ft Sq

My best guess using this scale drawing of a SLO ~ 23.8 Sq Ft.

Jeff Sparkman pulled these numbers for the '89-91 cars out of the cobwebs: Cd (coefficient of drag) 0.38 and frontal area 23.2 sq. ft.

Someone (who prefers to remain anonymous) later mailed me, and claims to of worked directly with wind tunnel testing of an '89 SHO.  They report the Cd to be .33 and confirmed the frontal area number above

Cd for a V8SHO is reported to be .30



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