Monday, September 9, 2013

Wind tunnel homogeneity: Versa Note, Yaris and Fit

There's a reason cars look much more alike than they used to. To meet government fuel standards, they're designed in wind tunnels to assure less drag, but the physics of wind resistance don't allow for much originality of shape. Above, courtesy of the comparison function of Nissan's web site for its new-to-the-US Versa Note, are, in order, that car, a Toyota Yaris liftback and a Honda Fit, all of them 2014s.
     We suspect the accuracy of vehicle descriptions to police in hit-and-runs is at, or near, all-time lows.

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