quote:Originally posted by 1Rocketship:
I LIKE the covered headlamp alteration.
I "Personally" DON'T like the Frog look when the headlamps are up!.
It would be an interesting experiment if there are 2 exactly identical Panteras, other than 1 having covered headlamps & the other the pop-up headlamps, how many MPH the pop-up headlamps detract from Top Speed?!...Mark
a) Really? Are you nuts? If you are driving that fast at night, you are driving way too fast. The car/driver with the pop-up headlamps would probably have better chance of not dying, but not by much!
b) Of course, it's not too hard to do this experiment yourself. Just run her up to 150 or so and do a coast down test with the HLs down and up. From the deceleration one can calculate (knowing the mass of course) the force (drag) which then can be used to calculate the HP difference needed for a given speed, or the speed difference for a given HP. My guess is that it's not a whole lot and probably not worth even thinking about given a) above. Let us know what your test results are. Raw results are OK, we can do the math.