9/23/2011 8:15:45 AM
MAX gets a lightweight belly pan under the engine, to further reduce aerodynamic drag.
5/4/2011 12:35:08 PM
Using MAX to test a tubing streamlining material, resulted in a significant reduction in drag.
11/17/2010 2:11:55 PM
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.
8/18/2010 12:53:35 PM
Renowned inventor Craig Vetter discusses his history with aerodynamics and motorcycles, and his vision for doing more with less energy.
6/4/2010 12:49:26 PM
More progress on MAX's streamlined body, using a laser to make curved body parts fit on a flat frame.
5/23/2010 1:24:01 AM
MAX's bodywork continues, as Jack modifies the race car nose to fit over the Kubota engine.
5/15/2010 1:46:20 AM
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.
4/29/2010 2:31:02 PM
MAX's classic race car skin remains a work in progress. Jack wants MAX to look Lola-esque, but not too Lola-esque.
4/6/2010 10:57:01 AM
At the time, it seemed like a clear car was a good idea.
11/11/2009 10:48:08 AM
Jack explores how to test how body changes affect aerodynamics, and looks for inspiration from Wonder Woman.
10/1/2009 12:52:10 PM
In the continuing pursuit of better aerodynamics, Jack takes a closer look at the design of MAX’s nose.
6/9/2009 12:51:57 PM
In the pursuit of 100 mpg, cardboard is a nice medium for conceptualizing design features, but it has its limitations.
4/29/2009 12:15:17 PM
Thoughts on the potentially fuzzy math of mpg calculations.
11/5/2008 10:26:35 AM
It's the age-old tug of war between good looks and streamlined, aerodynamic design.