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Old 08-12-2004, 16:00   #1 (permalink)
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A few weeks ago I saw the silliest thing.

Picture one of those newer model Celicas. Now picture what looks like a modified rear spoiler, fastened to the middle of the bonnet. That's right, a bonnet mounted wing !

It was lower than the rear wing and shaped to follow the contour accross the bonnet. There is no way that this could improve aerodynamics of the car, so what possible purpose could it serve ?

What a tosser !
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Old 08-12-2004, 16:36   #2 (permalink)
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maybe they just like paying more money for petrol, because i would only imagine that it would dramatically increase the cars drag effect....

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Maybe the driver drives in reverse?

Ok, I'm being silly....I'll go stand in the corner right now...
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Old 08-12-2004, 18:12   #4 (permalink)
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Silly is good.
Silly is very good.
We all like silly.
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Part of the genuine bodykit has a small (low) wing across the bonnet.That is probably what it was.
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Part of the genuine bodykit has a small (low) wing across the bonnet.That is probably what it was.
Yeah I've seen them with that wing, very different look, thats for sure. Cant say Im a fan though.
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Old 08-12-2004, 19:02   #7 (permalink)
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thats it, the sportivo celicas have that as a part of their bodykit

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Thats actuallu a factory option. According to my Toyota friend, it actually does help aerodynamics. I dont know how and i dont care lol.

I cant say i like it but the same could be said of boonet bulges or hood scoops. Its all a matter of taste.
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Bonnet bulges, for example on the Boss BA, are because the engine is too big to fit under the normal bonnet. Bonnet scoops serve to increase air intake through the top of the bonnet. I can see a practical purpose for these but not the bonnet spoiler.
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bonnet bulge is also there to protect predestines from impacting on the hard part or the car, the engine. a gap distance is required to met design standards.
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