Friday, May 9, 2008
Mercedes-Benz 190E Evolution II
The Evo 2 was a radical improvement. It had the Power Pack standardly built in. Also, a full exterior modification designed by Professor Richard Epplar. This gave the vehicle aerodynamic skirts, wheel arches, a rear window spoiler and even an adjustable rear spoiler. The most spectacular is the huge rear spoiler. A high-ranking BMW officer once said,"if that spoiler works, we will have to redesign our wind tunnel." In the end, the BMW wind tunnel was redesigned. The extensively reworked aerodynamics lowered the coefficient of drag to 0.29 and significantly increased downforce. A total of 502 of these high-performance vehicles were produced.