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  1. Steve

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    #1 Steve, Sep 12, 2017
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    Diffusers are becoming more and more prominent in high end racing. I get it, they can increase downforce and therefore improve performance, but the aesthetics leave a lot to be desired.

    Here's the new BMW M8 GTE. Not bad.

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    And here is the diffuser end...

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    Is it just me, or is that downright fugly?

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    I'm sure it's functional and it's probably fast but I don't know whether I can even give this the "but it's a race car" pass.

    Like a lot of paintings, it looks better from further away?

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    It's like the diffuser engineers told the car designers....

    "OK, but from underneath the bumper its our territory"....

    It's all function over style....
     
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    It looks like they backed over a bunch of boxes of fluorescent lights!
     
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    One small punt from behind & those fluorescent lights & boxes will be all over the track. Goodbye downfarce.
     
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    Yeah, I don't think they are planning to run that car in NASCAR...:lol::lol:
     
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    Here's the a$$ end of a Gallardo Super Trofeo I shot a while back. A little better looking than the Bimmer...

    The tow hook is smiling at us.

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    they are getting bigger every year - top 2016, bottom 2017 - had to move that engine forward so the car can keep up with bogus "production" cars like the Ford GT (bottom)

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    If you'd have watched the the IMSA race from VIR you'd have seen some punting. No NASCARP involved.
     
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    Half of those look like they were pieced together by a home DIY guy with a table saw and glue. You'd think with the cost of those cars they'd do a formed unit atleast, but if it got cracked or broken during practice they'd have to replace the whole thing compared to just grabbing the ole glue bottle I guess..
     
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    They didn't move the engine forward. They went from rear engine to mid engine. Talk about a bogus "production" car.
     
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    But deep down it's still a 911.
     
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    Wait... you mean this is the finished car? This isn't the shot that they took right after a technician said "Hold up... I forgot to put the bumper cover on... give me a minute to clip it on!"

     
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    It's all ok because....... RACECAR ! :Thumbsup:
     
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    #14 Steve, Sep 13, 2017
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    Exactly, and you shouldn't be able to see the tires on a low-slung race car from this angle without some missing bodywork.....unless it's an open wheeler... :biggrin5:

     
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    Reminds me of something...

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6Dx9MhrqcE"]VW MkV Golf GTI "Unpimp the Auto" 2006 US commercials - YouTube[/ame]

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    Thanks for the laugh Dave..... :lol:
     
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    Me want Mercury!
     
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    OMG... Time to un-pimp ze auto! I had completely forgotten about that campaign! Ha!
     

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