Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The 1946 Saab

Decades before technology would come into vogue, Saab's first automotive entry featured front wheel drive and transverse mounted engines. The sleek aerodynamic car reflected its aircraft heritage. Its unusual profile resembled the cross section of an airplane wing. It was also one of the few cars of the 1940's to utilize wind tunnel testing, achieving an air resistance coefficient of only 0.30 Cd, a respectable figure even today.

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