Anyone know the Frontal Area Spec (in Sq Ft) on the STS-V ?
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    Anyone know the Frontal Area Spec (in Sq Ft) on the STS-V ?

    I searched through the net and couldn't find the specification of the frontal area on the STS-V (in Sq feet), only an estimated figure on the STS. Anyone out there have that number somewhere ? I'm trying to get a CDA (aerodynamic drag) measurement for the car. I've found drag coef @ .33

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    Re: Anyone know the Frontal Area Spec (in Sq Ft) on the STS-V ?

    For the purpose of aero calcs, the frontal area should be (height - ground clearance to spoiler) x width. If you want to get picky you can add in the mirrors. Frontal area is a 2 dimensional figure so it doesn't matter that the highest point is not at the "front." The drag coefficient is where the streamlining and other 3D factors get counted.

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    Re: Anyone know the Frontal Area Spec (in Sq Ft) on the STS-V ?

    Thanks for the info, but I'm really kinda looking for the spec as stated by Cadillac/GM for the car.



    edit - since this doesn't seem to be readily available info, I've gone ahead an e-mailed some folks at GM to see if they can get it for me.

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    Re: Anyone know the Frontal Area Spec (in Sq Ft) on the STS-V ?

    Drag area, Cd (0.32)
    Frontal area (26.3 sq ft, est):

    This is for the standard STS, GM is not required to calculate the frontal area of the "V" option since it does not break the 33% production threshold. If you really want to be more confused, check out the 12 page EPA instructions on how to calculate this figure...
    http://www.epa.gov/OMS/cert/dearmfr/ac_73.pdf

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    Re: Anyone know the Frontal Area Spec (in Sq Ft) on the STS-V ?

    here is a real stupid question. Wh7y would you want the exact CD? It's not too dissimmilar from the STS and then again why would this be so important to know.

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    Re: Anyone know the Frontal Area Spec (in Sq Ft) on the STS-V ?

    One of the input numbers a gadget uses to calculate horsepower. CDA, weight and a couple of other numbers I can't remember off the top of my head.

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