At the time, it seemed like a clear car was a good idea.
In the continuing pursuit of better aerodynamics, Jack takes a closer look at the design of MAX’s nose.
Jack explores how to test how body changes affect aerodynamics, and looks for inspiration from Wonder Woman.
MAX's classic race car skin remains a work in progress. Jack wants MAX to look Lola-esque, but not too Lola-esque.
Thoughts on the potentially fuzzy math of mpg calculations.
MAX's bodywork continues, as Jack modifies the race car nose to fit over the Kubota engine.
More progress on MAX's streamlined body, using a laser to make curved body parts fit on a flat frame.
It's the age-old tug of war between good looks and streamlined, aerodynamic design.
Using MAX to test a tubing streamlining material, resulted in a significant reduction in drag.
We're looking at a handful of low cost improvements, and since MAX is undergoing repairs at the moment, this is a good time to make them.
In the pursuit of 100 mpg, cardboard is a nice medium for conceptualizing design features, but it has its limitations.
We're modifying the Lola race car's nose to fit MAX's chassis. The first step is cutting the nose down the middle so we can move the fenders apart a few more inches, which will let us steer enough for parking and other normal street activities.
Renowned inventor Craig Vetter discusses his history with aerodynamics and motorcycles, and his vision for doing more with less energy.
MAX gets a lightweight belly pan under the engine, to further reduce aerodynamic drag.