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Hardtops: Extra Weight or Aerodynamic Advantage?

Old 1/22/19, 08:17 AM
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Hardtops: Extra Weight or Aerodynamic Advantage?

Hardtops: Extra Weight or Aerodynamic Advantage?
By Christopher Hurst

Hardtops outperform soft tops, but why?

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Old 1/22/19, 01:05 PM
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Hardtops weigh less and also have an aerodynamic advantage, that's why!
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Originally Posted by m05fastbackGT View Post
Hardtops weigh less and also have an aerodynamic advantage, that's why!
I completely agree with you, but hardtops are nowhere near as much fun as convertibles.
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I had always understood that the coupe advantages were mainly less drag, and stiffer chassis.
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I had always understood that the coupe advantages were mainly less drag, and stiffer chassis.
Coupes usually weigh less too since they don;t have additional bracing to try to stiffen the chasis due to the loss of the hard top.
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Originally Posted by tukatz View Post
I completely agree with you, but hardtops are nowhere near as much fun as convertibles.
That's really a matter of personal preference, as some folks prefer hardtops over convertibles while others prefer verts over hardtops. However, I completely agree with your opinion
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