I assume that is the clay model with the boxed guards as opposed to the Phase 5 style?
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I much prefer the Ph5 look with the rounded guards and slightly lower and wider air scoop.
Dont like that one at all! Too boxy.
I think the bonnet fins were supposed to add directional stability or summat. They were all the go for a while .. Brock Commie and gemini z/zz/z/zzz/zzzzzzzzzzzzz (sorry fell asleep) had em, as did Ph5.
Perhaps one day people will ask why all the cars from late 90s had rear wings? Like what are they for besides looking pretty?
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Originally posted by xr66 Can someone explain what the deal is with the vertical fins on either side of the bonnet?
The fins were for aerodynamics, something the XD severly lacked :) You might also notice the "scoop" on the rear edge of the roof. It was designed to curve the airflow down to follow the rear window and onto the boot spoiler. It was said to clean up the horrid turbulance on that part of the car and actually assist with downforce.
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