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    Default 124 mph Roof Cargo Box

    Available now - from Porsche. No idea whether the system will carry a full unit of plywood...



    Porsche develops a Performance roof box, good for speeds up to 124 mph

    https://www.autoblog.com/2021/05/07/...-box-revealed/

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    Default Re: 124 mph Roof Cargo Box

    Looks like a weapons platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    Looks like a weapons platform.
    Well sure... that's what you and I would use it for... but I don't think that's the primary intent. <G>
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    Default Re: 124 mph Roof Cargo Box

    That’s silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    That’s silly.
    Silly? Just because YOU don't see the utility in a weapons platform application... doesn't mean you have to make disparaging remarks...
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    Default Re: 124 mph Roof Cargo Box

    Less than a 2X safety factor on most interstates.

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    Default Re: 124 mph Roof Cargo Box

    Interesting that the shape would indicate it would generate aerodynamic lift.
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    Default Re: 124 mph Roof Cargo Box

    I was going to say, an odd place to put a spoiler.
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    Default Re: 124 mph Roof Cargo Box

    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Interesting that the shape would indicate it would generate aerodynamic lift.

    well, at about 125...

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    When I first got my Boxster (20 years ago), I took it up to 128 mph on a long straight road in Montana. Then I realized that one surprise rabbit and I’d be dead. Didn’t do that anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    When I first got my Boxster (20 years ago), I took it up to 128 mph on a long straight road in Montana. Then I realized that one surprise rabbit and I’d be dead. Didn’t do that anymore.
    Now you could do it in a Cayenne. Rabbits... no problem. Now, an antelope, deer, or elk otoh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    When I first got my Boxster (20 years ago), I took it up to 128 mph on a long straight road in Montana. Then I realized that one surprise rabbit and Iíd be dead. Didnít do that anymore.
    Few days ago near here it was a wild turkey-caused head-on, killed two women and a young daughter. Their combined speed likely less that 128 mph....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Interesting that the shape would indicate it would generate aerodynamic lift.
    That's probably why it is limited to 124 mph
    I have an old style english sports car and at 135mph the steering is noticeably pretty light/iffy, almost like a switch was flipped. (Landing gear up...)
    125 is fine, but 135 if you have the finesse to notice, is frikkin scary. So I don't do that so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    Less than a 2X safety factor on most interstates.
    But not on the autobahn...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    That's probably why it is limited to 124 mph
    I have an old style english sports car and at 135mph the steering is noticeably pretty light/iffy, almost like a switch was flipped. (Landing gear up...)
    125 is fine, but 135 if you have the finesse to notice, is frikkin scary. So I don't do that so much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    That's probably why it is limited to 124 mph
    I have an old style english sports car and at 135mph the steering is noticeably pretty light/iffy, almost like a switch was flipped. (Landing gear up...)
    125 is fine, but 135 if you have the finesse to notice, is frikkin scary. So I don't do that so much!

    Sounds like my Father's old 260z. I got that to an indicated 140mph and accelerating. Perfectly smooth and drama free till I looked down at the speedo and scared myself.
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    124 mph is a nice round number...not.

    Why can't they just say 200kph which, I am sure, is the specification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SMARTINSEN View Post
    124 mph is a nice round number...not.

    Why can't they just say 200kph which, I am sure, is the specification.
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    Default Re: 124 mph Roof Cargo Box

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    camback!
    And so, we return to Daytona.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Interesting that the shape would indicate it would generate aerodynamic lift.

    Don't you think it would be quite an efficient drag generator and at such a height the drag would tend to force the back down,while simultaneously interrupting the smooth flow over the front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    Don't you think it would be quite an efficient drag generator and at such a height the drag would tend to force the back down,while simultaneously interrupting the smooth flow over the front?
    So just the thing for a Shelby Cobra then?

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    Default Re: 124 mph Roof Cargo Box

    It might be easier to attach the box to a Daytona version.

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