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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-17-2018, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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Norm, still want a Normsfiberglass version ducktail spoiler.
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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-17-2018, 06:35 AM
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I still want also!!!

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@normsf still hoping you'll make a version of a Ducktail spoiler.


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Lol!

This is too funny

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To each his own! Just wanted to make that clear. I like the lack of over-hanging body work. Less trouble on speedbumps, but the wheels-at-the-corners look is attractive on the Sol. I have wondered what the Kappa would look like with a kamm-back style rear end...
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....... I have wondered what the Kappa would look like with a kamm-back style rear end...
Wouldn't that be a coupe?
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The design calls for a body with smooth contours that continues to a tail that is abruptly cut off. This shape reduces the drag of the vehicle.

"Kammback" is an American term. In Europe the design is generally known as a Kamm tail or K-tail

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I'm very impressed how very tastefully the duct tail was done in some of the pics. I'm personally one for sleekness & not much hang over either. Lots of food for thought with this thread . I wonder what the coupe would have looked like with out the spoiler.
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I'm very impressed how very tastefully the duct tail was done in some of the pics. I'm personally one for sleekness & not much hang over either. Lots of food for thought with this thread . I wonder what the coupe would have looked like with out the spoiler.
I've read that the individual that was responsible for the coupes production design was GM Creative Lead Designer Jose Gonzales (Franz had left for Mazda by then). There used to be a video on you YT explaining in designer lingo why the spoiler was designed in. Something to do with wanting a specific angle of the fastback and having to add a few inches to the rear to achieve it? Necessitating incorporating a spoiler for the added length? Unfortunately, the video is no longer available.

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Lot of fuss to turn a Kappa into a BMW, but..... (the integration of the centre light is better on the BMW Z4)


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