An Effective Aerodynamic Program in the Design of a New Car 790724
The design of the 1980 General Motors front-wheel drive car received the most comprehensive aerodynamic analysis of any vehicle in corporation history. In addition, the aero study began at an earlier date in the design program than any previous GM car. The result was a design with the lowest aerodynamic drag when compared to a representative cross section of domestic and import family-type cars being marketed today.
The final outcome was a substantial fuel economy benefit on the road and on the EPA test.