1986-03-01

Aerodynamic Characteristics of Subaru XT 860216

In recent years much more attention is being paid to aerodynamics, resulting in vehicles that are far more highly refined aerodynamically emerging one after another.SUBARU's belief is that aerodynamic design of such vehicles should be well balanced with engine cooling, aerodynamic noise, field of view, dirt splash and other aspects and should not impair roominess, driving comfort, safety, and other requirements while properly controlling aerodynamic force.At SUBARU, vehicle aerodynamic design usually takes the following steps. First, 1/5-scale models are built and the aerodynamic characteristics of the actual vehicle are evaluated mainly based on such models. This is followed by building full-scale models with which equipment, underfloor, and other details are subjected to further evaluation, and thus development is promoted.

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