That applies to the Coupe too, which is surprising given the dramatic rake of the roof - a feature which makes it highly aerodynamic, with a drag co-efficient
which is identical to that of a Porsche 911 Carrera.
The concept car has a glass roof with electronic sun blinds, and a super slippery body shape with a drag co-efficient
of just 0.26Cd.
In this league, not only has the Audi the lowest drag co-efficient
of the four, which certainly makes it the most pleasant to drive, it also feels much stronger.
The new bodyshell has a drag co-efficient
of 0.342, making it more aerodynamically efficient than the Audi TT (0.353).
Aerodynamics are also superior: the drag co-efficient
drops from 0.29 to just 0.26.
The monocoque body construction of the EcoSport achieves an impressive drag co-efficient
It still looks good and bang up to date for 2006 and its body shape is, of course, aerodynamically efficient with a 0.32 drag co-efficient
. This is achieved with very tight body shut lines, flush fitting windows and headlights, cleverly designed door mirrors and efficient under-body panels.
Insiders are claiming a drag co-efficient
of 0.3, 300-plus bhp from a tuned 3.2-litre V6 and a top tilt around 180 mph, with 60 coming up on the dial in a smudge over four seconds.
The entirely new bodyshell has a drag co-efficient
of 0.342, making it more aerodynamically efficient than the Audi TT (0.353) and the Ford Cougar (0.345).
Anything with that kind of a coupe-like look has to be good in terms of the aerodynamic drag co-efficient
and my thinking is borne by the figures - the XF has a drag coefficient of just 0.29 which is good with respect to wind noise, fuel consumption and high speed s stability.
For instance more precise body stamping accuracy has been achieved and this combines with smoother bodywork and underfloor profiling plus flush glazing to achieve a drag co-efficient
The suspension has also been lowered by Skoda engineers and stiffened to provide a very low drag co-efficient