drag coefficient

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the ratio of the drag on a body moving through air to the product of the velocity and the surface area of the body

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The striking body lines cut a swathe through the air with the aerodynamic body posting a class-leading drag co-efficient of 0.
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.
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.
Extensive use of ultra-high-tensile steels, an aluminium bonnet, magnesium instrument panel support and plastic side panels have significantly reduced the weight of the new model, whilst the improved aerodynamics have lowered the drag co-efficient to just 0.
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 of 0.
Couple that with keeping his gob shut for more than 20 seconds, and that would reduce his drag co-efficient and thereby increase his speed by 20 mph.
The suspension has also been lowered by Skoda engineers and stiffened to provide a very low drag co-efficient.
The main change is the re-designed bodywork which is claimed to be more drag co-efficient, thus improving fuel economy and lowered noise levels.