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Car With Flabby Skin

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To appreciate Car With Flabby Skin, you need to drive it quite fast, because at a certain speed, the air passing across the double skin of the car's surface will cause waves and ripples to form. This is because there is a thin layer of fatty liquid trapped between the conventional metal surface and an outer flexible membrane.

To see a similar effect, for comparison, look at the images in the link, then imagine that it's a car's surface, and not a human face being subjected to the superficial distortions. (in this case being caused by travelling in the an open-topped car going at 200kpm, according to website)

xenzag, Sep 08 2011

http://media.photob...e/botto/courier.jpg [xenzag, Sep 08 2011]

http://www.youtube....watch?v=Zrr8D_OXn2Y perfectly like this only on a car [xenzag, Sep 08 2011]

like this perhaps Self_20Forming_20Aerodynamic_20Aids
[FlyingToaster, Sep 08 2011]

Wiki: A Rhino http://en.wikipedia...nis)1_-_Relic38.jpg
[zen_tom, Sep 08 2011]

//For 4x4s, SUVs and similarly large vehicles, the skin could be like a rhino's.// http://www.youtube....watch?v=Nh2iyPmucFk
I dunno, I was picturing more of a compact... [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Sep 08 2011]

Shar Pei http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shar_pei
Very wrinkly. [8th of 7, Sep 10 2011]


       Extra croissant if you can take make the radiator grille look gob-like, with flabskin being drawn back at high speed, revealing more "mouth".
calum, Sep 08 2011

       As you wish..... would you like some designer stubble with your car finish sir? Dark or light skin?
xenzag, Sep 08 2011

       a bun for you, but I would prefer a facelift!! xox
xandram, Sep 08 2011

       For 4x4s, SUVs and similarly large vehicles, the skin could be like a rhino's.
zen_tom, Sep 08 2011

       I'm quite surprised that Pugwash seems to have beaten me to the press with this idea..... I did check as always, but the devil as always lies in the fish with no tail.
xenzag, Sep 08 2011

       ^I vaguely remembered it from a few months back; his seems to be for the purpose of self-aerodynamicizing, whereas yours I presume is so you can have a car that goes "flibflifblflibflibfliflib..."
FlyingToaster, Sep 08 2011

       The "flbflbflibflabflb" part only came after the esteemed Mr B annotated my idea. I cannot claim any part of it, other than wishing to have the "flbflb" tuned.   

       Perhaps it could be tuned to match the cars personality. Ride of the Valkyries - A Hummer. The theme to Terry and June - an Austin Princess.   

       Just one question, where does the fat come from?
Captain Pugwash, Sep 10 2011

xenzag, Sep 10 2011

       The cellulite dimples make it go faster.   

       Suggested model name: "Shar Pei"   

8th of 7, Sep 10 2011


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