You might not notice air resistance much when walking around, but in a fast-moving car, driving is like swimming through the atmosphere. Much like a swimmer, cars need to be streamlined and tested to move through the air without problems.
In more scientific terms, aerodynamic quality is measured by the coefficient of drag, calculated by shape and surface area. An average car scores a drag coefficient of 0.35, but these wonders go above and beyond.
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Some cars can't pull off "aerodynamic" without looking like a smooth blob, but the i8 plug-in hybrid manages to look awesome and aerodynamic at the same time. In addition, its drag coefficient is just 0.26.
Tesla Model S
Some of us thought all-electric cars would never make it, but we were wrong! It makes sense that a car on the cutting edge of technology would have the advanced aerodynamics to fit. The Model S has a drag coefficient of 0.24.
This supercar doesn't just look modern- it looks like it came straight from the future. While it does guzzle gas like a monster, the mileage per gallon isn't hindered by drag. In fact, it has a drag coefficient of just 0.19.
The letter series Chrysler models are full sized personnel luxury cars focused on performance and built from 1955 through 1965. The letter designations are in many minds the beginning of the muscle car age. The new Hemi 392 (6.4 L) engine was available for the 1957 model year and there was a 390 cu in (6.5 L) engine putting out 390 hp (290 kW) on the table as well, but this is a rarely chosen option with only 18 units factory assembled. There were 1,918 coupes leave the assembly plant and for the first time, there are also 474 letter series convertibles, produced in 1957.
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Limited Special Edition 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 Pace Car convertible. This sweet Super Sport has less than 1500 original miles!! Less than 500 of these were built and they have many special cosmetic and performance features!