Volvo Using Wind Tunnels To Help Save You A Buck At The Pump

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by sjmmail2000-247, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. It's no secret that a car with slick coefficient of friction will be better on gas. So Volvo decided to build a top-notch wind tunnel in Sweden that they claim is an improvement on traditional test facilities. Volvo's wind tunnel allows a simulated road under the car at-speed, while most tunnels just leave the wheels stationary. The whole thing is also climate-controlled, from 68 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing Volvo to test for temperature-induced changes in drag. Impressive, but we still m...
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    sjmmail2000-247, Sep 27, 2008
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