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    A Chaparral CanAm car, I believe? It does look a bit like one of those weird contraptions Edd China builds (he's the guy behind such oddities as the driveable bed, in case you don't know)
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    Chaparral 2J to clarify.
    :champion: 1990 BTCC-CHAMPION w/ 207 points and 9 race wins :burnout:
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    May have been posted before.

    I was looking at some old stuff and thought that this car was horrible with all its wings and things....

    Its not crashing it's drifting with style

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    I often find the mid-70s F1 cars a bit... in a way hideous, but more like curious. I mean it was an early stage of aerodynamics development in F1, but the huge airboxes and some of the boxy wings make you wonder, what DID they really think of aerodynamics back then...

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    I'm late to the party so not sure if this has been suggested. But the Peugeot 307cc rally cars of the mid 00s were disgusting. From an aesthetic point of view, using the the hatchback would have been far better. They raced in the BTCC around the same time and weren't offensive to the eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jens View Post
    I often find the mid-70s F1 cars a bit... in a way hideous, but more like curious. I mean it was an early stage of aerodynamics development in F1, but the huge airboxes and some of the boxy wings make you wonder, what DID they really think of aerodynamics back then...
    In reality the huge airboxes didn't really have much to do with aero or engine performance, they were simply there to provide sponsors a huge sign board

    The Ligier JS5 is the perfect example

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    Surely the six-wheeled Tyrrell has to be a contender?

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    If you're talking in comparison to it's contemporaries the X wing Tyrrell has to be up there. Required an emergency change in regulations just on aesthetic grounds!
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    It's weird though. I always liked the quirky look of the 97 Tyrell. It stood out and I think today there is too much moaning about different things on cars. The shark fin which has appeared probably make the 2017 cars look less beautiful but it can't all be about shape others the 50s and 60s designs would be brought back.

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    Its not crashing it's drifting with style

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    If you're talking in comparison to it's contemporaries the X wing Tyrrell has to be up there. Required an emergency change in regulations just on aesthetic grounds!
    I think there was a safety aspect too. Several of the other mid-field cars started sprouting those wings. IIRC correctly, Alesi's Sauber lost one when it got caught on the fuel pipes during a pit stop, ripping it off.

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