Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Yes I know what you mean Richard. For the record, however, if my memory serves me correct both the Citroen ID 19 / DS 21-23 and the Giulia had the same CD (Co-efficiency of drag resistance ??) of 34, both of which were well ahead of the Porsche 911 and E-Type Jag, even if the Jag looks sleek, which it was except for the windscreen being too vertical.
The beauty in the design in the Giulia was not just the round nose (sides of the front guards and as well from the bonnet to the windscreen), the curved front and rear windscreens, but as well the flutting on the roof (which carried over to the Berlina), as well along the doors/front and rear guards, and finally and most importantly the fold over of the roof panel onto the rear screen, the wrap around of the rear guard to boot valance and the use of the Kamn tail. All up one hell of a clever design.
I recall going for a drive in my brother's 1300 Ti and he put it into neutral on a down hill section and the car actually sped up going down the hill rather than slowing up. I am pretty sure this was a testiment to its aerodynamic design.
"Sporting blood has run through the veins of every Alfa Romeo produced over the last **100** !!
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Last edited by Super1600; 10-11-2009 at 08:58 PM.