[rescue] Sun Netra = Ultra 2?
phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Sat Dec 9 13:57:33 CST 2006
Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> French cars have always been distinguished by that sort of thing. Even the
> big DS Citroens had relatively piddly engines, yet they could sustain
> dam'good cross-country speeds. You just had to forget anything you knew
> about driving a car, and get used to the hydraulic gear-change, the
> single-spoked steering wheel, the moldy-orange brake button, and all the
> other ergonomic strangeness.
> Great ride, though, and amazing ability to
> maintain their momentum through the corners.
They may have looked funky according to US tastes, but they were very
mechanically advanced and very aerodynamic. They had self-levelling
hydropneumatic suspension and a full underbody pan to clean up airflow
under the car, which enabled them to maintain higher cruising speeds
with a smaller engine.
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