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    porsche has always done it best, dammit

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Or - a more understated look:

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    ^ not a spoiler
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    top this aesthetically and functionally

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    looks like a bbq grill

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    Wing/Spoiler - whatev

    I just thought I'd be a spoiler...

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    The other styling thing I like on that Porsche is the dished wheels. To my eye they look so much better than modern wheels that have the spokes out beyond the rims waiting to get kerbed.
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    does the suspension linked 908? count

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    This thread would be wrong without..
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    Did someone mention Porsches? My Cayman race car (there’s a spoiler/wing back there), recently sold after I got the pulling boat bug.


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    not a spoiler
    Why is a superbird wing not a spoiler?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    top this aesthetically and functionally

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    My Dad had this exact car. I was so sad when he sold it as I didn't have the means at the time to buy it from him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    top this aesthetically and functionally

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    Top it?
    Can't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShorelineJohn View Post
    Why is a superbird wing not a spoiler?
    An automotive airfoil (wing) is shaped like an upside-down airplane wing — it deflects airflow upward to generate down-force on the rear of the vehicle.
    A spoiler is an obstruction to localized airflow that improves the overall airflow around a vehicle. Basically, you’re adding a barrier to a region of undesirable air behavior so the air will flow somewhere else.


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    Those high performance air cooled engines want plenty of air.
    There might be a negative pressure area back there that dr. Porsche was worried about.

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    I'm still upset with myself that I didn't buy this. I had the money, just didn't have a garage at this house to keep it in. This was before the prices shot up.

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    911s were such beautiful cars before they go it carried away with the spoilers and flared fenders, and such.

    Glad they quit making the 356 before all that garbage became popular.

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    The 2010 Dodge Viper ACR (a street-legal race package) had a huge rear wing and front "splitter", this was a production car, from wiki:

    Its aerodynamic upgrades produce up to 1,000 pounds (4.45 kN) of downforce at 150 mph (241 km/h), or roughly 10 times the downforce the standard Viper SRT-10 can produce at the same speed.
    I remember reading a test of it in one of the car mags, evaluated on a road race course by SCCA hotshoe Randy Probst, he said of the downforce along the lines of, if not an exact quote, "It's hard to wrap your head around saying, 'I can't make this turn, but if I speed up ten miles per hour, I can.' "
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    Lancia Stratos. Spoiler, and small wing or carry handle on top:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob (oh, THAT Bob) View Post
    Lancia Stratos. Spoiler, and small wing or carry handle on top:


    I almost bought a Stratos, years ago. I'm glad I didn't, because it was "cheap". There was a fellow on the island here who ran a little import car shop where he bought, sold, and repaired all the foreign cars. He used to race in one circuit or other, I forget which. Was badly burned.


    Anyways, I bought something else, less interesting and less potentially dramatic.

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    Porsche have also done it badly on occasion... the little pop-up things on the Boxter come to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    Porsche have also done it badly on occasion... the little pop-up things on the Boxter come to mind.
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    ok, my mistake. They’re the plastic crap on modern cars that make tying down a canoe difficult and catch on parking stops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    ok, my mistake. They’re the plastic crap on modern cars that make tying down a canoe difficult and catch on parking stops.
    This looks the perfect height for a canoe


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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    This looks the perfect height for a canoe
    I'm sure that's what the designers had in mind!
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    Never owned a porsche, just lots and lots of corvairs.
    I think the term has been misused over here for a long time. I can see how reducing the amount of lift would be be advertised as creating down force.
    I do remember when the whale tail came out, it was advertise as both creating down force and oil cooling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    porsche has always done it best, dammit

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    74?

    Spoiler though is definitely the world famous "Duck Tail" yes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    top this aesthetically and functionally

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    Also makes a great B-B-Q grill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin T View Post
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    Spoiler though is definitely the world famous "Duck Tail" yes?
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    I had no idea those things were so functional!

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    Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!

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